The Friends provides shelter guests with various auxiliary programs designed to help them stay healthy and warm as well as to help them obtain permanent affordable housing. These programs include:
Prescription Assistance. When a shelter guest is faced with a choice between food and medication, the Friends will help with the copayment.
First and Last Month’s Rent Program. This program helps qualified homeless people currently in the shelter pay their first and last month’s rent when they find a suitable apartment. Through this program, the Friends have been able to help many people leave the shelter and move into their own apartments.
Winter Boot Program. Shelter guests are able to exchange their worn-out sneakers for a pair of sturdy boots, thanks to a voucher program offered by the Friends with the generous cooperation of Deals and Steals.