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SHELTER, Inc. Of Contra Costa
Last updated on June 2, 2015


SHELTER, Inc.’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness for low-income residents of Contra Costa County by providing resources that lead to self-sufficiency.

Founded in 1986, SHELTER, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that has helped prevent and end homelessness for over 175,000 men,, women and children in Contra Costa County. SHELTER, Inc. offers a comprehensive, integrated system of services ranging from homeless prevention to transitional shelter to permanent, affordable housing. SHELTER, Inc.’s work encompasses three primary elements:

  1. Prevent Families From Losing Their Homes: Prevent the onset of homelessness, including rental assistance, case management, and housing counseling services. On average, 87% of those helped are able to keep their housing.

  2. Help Homeless Families Obtain Homes: Provide 3 to 24 months of housing in combination with supportive services such as job training, educational services, health care, and counseling. On average, 97% of those helped are able to move on to stable housing. (The national average is 65%.)

  3. Operate Affordable Housing: Provide housing for nearly 250 low-income households, including such special needs groups as transition-age youth, people with HIV/AIDS and those with mental health disabilities.

  4. Contact people:

     Cynthia Dial, Director of Development, (phone), (email)
    Theresita Gonzalez, Resource Coordinator, (phone), (email)

    Main office number: (925) 335-0698
    Office fax number: 925-335-9815


     1815 Arnold Drive
    Martinez, CA 94553
    (See a map)

    Web Site: http://www.shelterincofccc.org
    Last updated on June 2, 2015

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