Serving as the central point of contact for homeless and housing services in Linn, Benton, and Jones counties, Waypoint's Centralized Intake makes it easy for individuals in crisis to access the appropriate resources needed to resolve a housing crisis. All an individual has to do is come to Waypoint Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. or call Centralized Intake anytime 24/7 at (319) 366-7999 and our staff will determine their housing need and find the right openings at emergency shelters and/or send referrals for openings via a common database for local shelters.
Waypoint connects homeless households the following shelters:
Each of these shelters supports a different demographic of households impacted by homelessness.
Last fiscal year, Waypoint served 3,138 individuals with Centralized Intake to find an open shelter bed.
Play an important role in connecting individuals with services tailored to their unique housing crises by volunteering for the Homeless and Housing Department. Duties include:
Training is provided. See our volunteer opportunities for more information.