SHELTER, Inc. is an independent, charitable, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1986 to alleviate Contra Costa County's homeless crisis. The mission of SHELTER, Inc. is to prevent and end homelessness for low-income residents of Contra Costa County by providing resources that lead to self-sufficiency.
SHELTER, Inc.’s work encompasses three main elements:
Preventing Homelessness: Prevent the onset of homelessness through rental assistance, case management, and housing counseling services.
Ending the Cycle of Homelessness: Provide 3 to 24 months of housing in combination with supportive services such as job training, educational services and counseling.
Providing Affordable Housing: Provide housing for nearly 250 low-income households, including such special needs groups as transition-age youth, people with HIV/AIDS and those with mental health disabilities.