RED SHIELD LODGE EMERGENCY & LONG TERM SHELTER
Temporary Case Managed Shelter are managed through Suncoast Mental Health. Designed for single men and women with mental illness or mental illness combined with substance abuse, the client's case plan is focused on permanent housing or entering a treatment center.
Emergency Shelter is designed for individual men and women who choose not to participate in our programs but just need a good night's rest, a hot shower and a hot meal. Limited to seven consecutive nights.
Daily Meals are available to anyone in the community in need of a hot meal.
Holiday Meals are provided in our shelter and open to the community as well as our shelter clients for a Thanksgiving Day meal from 12PM - 2PM and a Christmas Eve meal from 4:30PM - 6PM.
The One Stop Resource and Outreach Center
The One Stop Resource and Outreach Center is a collection of established not-for-profit, governmental and faith-based service providers that have come together, under one roof, to provide an array of programs and services targeted to prevent new homelessness and increase service availability in an effort to reduce existing homelessness within the St. Petersburg community.
FREE GED CLASSES OFFERED AT ST. PETERSBURG'S SALVATION ARMY
Beginning May 21, 2007, free GED classes will be offered at the St. Petersburg Salvation Army's Social Services Center, 1400, 4th Street South. The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program is open to any Florida resident, age 16 or older who does not have a high school diploma.
The course is an individualized program utilizing computers and books and is based on the student's level of skill. It is designed to improve reading and math skills, starting at any grade level.
Classes will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Enrollment is ongoing.
There is a $50 charge for the GED Test. However, READ Pinellas has offered to provide Salvation Army Red Shield Lodge clients with scholarships to cover the cost of the test. READ Pinellas is the Pinellas County Literacy Coalition organized to coordinate resources, increase awareness, and involve the community in increasing adult literacy. Headstart and WorkNet also offer scholarships to recipients of their programs.
The GED (General Equivalency Diploma) certificate provides the opportunity for individuals to earn a high school equivalency diploma, which can help a person achieve a higher standard of living and strengthen their future.
This GED/ABE program is sponsored by Lakewood High School, Pinellas County Board of Education and The Salvation Army.