The HIT Foundation began offering Homeless Services for Preble County residents in March, 2015. In October, 2015 the Foundation opened its Homeless Services Shelter. The Shelter serves as a temporary housing facility for homeless clients in Preble County.
Clients meet regularly with shelter staff and a case manager to work toward their housing needs. They are expected to meet weekly goals focusing on housing, in order to obtain housing with 30-45 days. Clients are also expected to follow a daily schedule and must agree to adhere to shelter rules.
The Cold Shelter may be available from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the temperature/wind chill is forecast to be 20 degrees or below. The shelter may be available when the temperature/wind chill is 21-32 degrees, provided there is a need and available volunteers.
Guests will be provided dinner and breakfast along with a bedroll/cot and hygiene products. When they leave in the morning they will also receive a bag lunch.