When families arrive at the doorstep of Bell Family Shelter, they often require more than just a safe place to sleep for the night. Throughout their stay with us – which can be up to 30 days – they meet with service and supports coordinators to build a personalized family goal plan to help them regain and maintain independent living in the community.

Intensive guidance sessions, workshops and classes help people learn budgeting and parenting skills, offer assistance to secure permanent housing and job placement, and provide access to a network of community resources.

Bell’s Bridge Housing program allows a longer-term option (up to one year for qualified candidates), providing more time for homeless families to hone basic living skills, getting them on track for successful independent living.