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Life in Emergency Shelter

As a Hubbard House resident, you will live in community with other survivors. You and your children will all have comfortable beds of your own, together. To provide safety to as many people as possible, residents sometimes share rooms. As for meals, you will share a kitchen with others; you’ll select what you prefer from Hubbard House’s well-stocked pantry and prepare meals for yourself and children. You will also have access to our stocked self-service laundry.

To help you take next steps, you will meet with an advocate shortly after you arrive. Your advocate will talk with you about your goals and help you to make a plan to attain them. Throughout your time at shelter, your advocate will be an invaluable source of support and will connect you to life-changing resources, like counseling, group support, legal guidance, career coaching, financial assistance and more.

If you come to shelter with children, they, too, can meet with a child advocate, and with your permission, they can also attend a children’s support group and counseling. Babies through preschool age children are also eligible to attend Hubbard House’s no-cost-to-you Children's Therapeutic Learning Center. And, older children can receive tutoring to help them to reach their education goals during your transition.

What is important for you to know is that while you’re here, we will make every effort to provide you with what you need — from t-shirts to toiletries — so that you can heal in body, mind and spirit, and work toward a future that you choose for yourself. And, after your transition from shelter, we’ll still be here for you, providing counseling, group support and resource referrals.

All the help is free to you. You never have to be alone again.

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