Community CARES (Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter)
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Description of Service
CUMBERLAND STREET REACH: Community CARES began a Street Outreach program during 2018. The goal of Street Outreach is to engage, assess, and combat homelessness for individuals living on the streets, in encampment and other locations not intended for human habitation.
Outreach staff work to build trust with those experiencing homelessness first by helping to meet some of their basic needs (including food, clothing, showers, laundry, transportation, identification, etc.). The street reach coordinator works with each individual to access housing, employment, medical care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and other services while advocating for housing solutions for clients.
Cumberland (Carlisle and surrounding area)
For Shelter: Screening on-site from Tuesday through Saturday, 12:00pm to 5:00pmOR Call 211 for screening into shelter system, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm (evening and weekend referrals not available)
All shelter guests are required to go through a National Criminal Investigation Check (N.C.I.C). Visit the Carlisle Police Station at:240 Lincoln Street, Carlisle
Criminal Sexual Offenders who appear on the Megan's Law are NOT admitted into the CARES program.
Monthly Shelter Rotation:
Carlisle American Legion
First Evangelical Lutheran
First United Church of Christ
Carlisle United Methodist Church
Plainfield First Church of God
Carlisle Quaker Meeting
Unitarian Universalist of the CV
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Mt Holly Church of God
First Church of the Brethren
Life House Church
For Shelter: Single men/women over the age of 18, as well as families are eligible for services. All shelter guests were required to go through a National Criminal Investigation Check (N.C.I.C.) Visit the Carlisle Police Station at 240 Lincoln St, Carlisle to obtain NCIC clearance and bring that with you when you come to the shelter. Criminal sexual offenders who appear on the Megan's Law list are not admitted to the C.A.R.E.S program.
Hours of Operation
Emergency Shelter,9:00pm to 7:00am Resource Center, 7:00am to 9:00pm Volunteer Opportunities, 24/7