The Corvallis Men’s Shelter plans to operate at 545 SW 2nd Street in the 2018-2019 season, November 1-March 31. Final funding decisions by the Corvallis City Council and Benton County Board of Commissioners may impact plans.
This is a low-barrier shelter, serving up to 40-50 men nightly in a “bunkhouse” setting. All clients must be over age 18. No alcohol or drug use will be permitted on-site, and all clients must exhibit appropriate behavior.
For questions about operations of the Corvallis Men’s Shelter, please contact the Shelter Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-791-6691).
Staffing of the Corvallis Men’s Shelter will include a mix of paid staff and volunteers, with the bulk of the staff coming from community volunteers.
Volunteers provide a range of services, including helping with check-in, helping with laundry and general operations, and providing a friendly atmosphere for this vulnerable population. Roz Keeney and Sherrie Day are the Volunteer Coordinators. They have established an email for all queries about volunteering to staff the shelter: Corvmensshelter@gmail.com
You can also sign up for volunteering online! A SignUp Genius site will be used again in 2018-2019, and will open closer to the opening of the season. If you can’t volunteer at the site, you still may be able to help — contact the Volunteer Coordinators for details on other ways to support shelter operations: Corvmensshelter@gmail.com
Primary funding for the shelter is being provided by the City of Corvallis and Benton County, but additional fundraising is needed to support operations and renovation costs. If you would like to donate, please contact the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, which is serving as the fiscal agent for the shelter.
- For information on the women’s cold weather shelter, see: http://corvallisfumc.org/content/room-inn-womens-shelter
- For information on Community Outreach, Inc’s Emergency Family Shelter, see: http://www.communityoutreachinc.org/services/transitional-housing-program/