Providing women and families with children with emergency shelter and stabilizing resources, Waypoint's Madge Phillips Center Shelter (MPC) helps those in crisis rebuild their lives. Since opening in 1995, MPC has served as a vital community resource, providing emergency overnight shelter.
In fiscal year 2016, MPC sheltered 263 individuals. Those staying at MPC are strengthened and empowered through basic needs, information, strategic referrals, one-on-one support, and skill development. Free drop-in child care is also provided at designated times to allow individuals to attend appointments with advocates, seek employment, and fulfill other obligations.
While living at MPC for up to 30 days, households are provided a safe, supportive, and structured environment to help them achieve their goals.
The Madge Phillips Center Shelter contains:
While residing at the Madge Phillips Center Shelter, individuals receive access to services and resources to help them attain housing. Specifically, case management, children's support, and safe shelter are vital components of the Madge Phillips Center Shelter.
Helping individuals overcome barriers to housing hinges on the guidance and information provided by case management services. Case managers provide homeless households with tailored support designed to help them overcome housing obstacles. By identifying each household's needs, case managers create a service plan with goals and objectives to increase outcome achievement.
Shelter staff provide parent support; arrangements for transportation to school; and advocacy for children at school or with other community resources. Households in shelter have access to free drop-in child care services Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.