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Emergency Sheltering Program
The Salvation Army's Emergency Sheltering Program has been operating in Lubbock since 1929.
The Shelter Program provides free emergency shelter and food to homeless individuals and families 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. All services are provided to persons in need regardless of race, color, creed, gender or age.
In fiscal year 2011, The Salvation Army Lubbock provided 14,235 nights of lodging and 75,101 meals to 5,857 unduplicated individuals.
Program components include:
Kitchen staff provide two, nutritious meals each day, breakfast and dinner for 50+ clients staying in the shelter, and over 200 meals/day to homeless individuals. The shelter provides over 6,000 meals in an average month. These meals cost The Salvation Army only $1.20 per plate at no charge to clients.
Nineteen shelter beds are offered in a free, safe and healthy environment available to homeless men, women, and families to stay for three nights every 90 days with extensions available on a case by case basis. The shelter offers shower and laundry facilities as well as voicemail and postal box services.
Shelter clients desiring to stay longer than three nights must meet with a case manager to develop action plans to secure permanent housing and to prevent the repetition of conditions leading to homelessness. Referrals are provided to other community agencies as determined through continuous assessment.