To provide alcohol and drug -free transitional housing for women offenders that
offers structure and support for successful community reintegration through
programs and community resources.
To provide alcohol and drug -free transitional housing for women *offenders that offers structure and support for successful community reintegration through programs and community resources.
Shelly’s house was incorporated in 1995 and is ran by an all-volunteer board of directors. Our board is compiled of active members in the community from several social classes. Our 5,000 square feet, two story house plus basement and five small, attached apartments can accommodate up to 17 (beds) women with a transitional model of communal living. Our transitional model outlines the necessary skills needed to become self-efficient and self-supporting as clients transition from the house to one of our five onsite apartment settings. Shelly’s House is non-profit. Our income is generated through first-month lodging subsidy, residents finding employment to pay living expenses, grants, gifts, and donations. Over the years of operation our house provides housing for an average of forty women a year.
Recognition: 2014: Local Independent Charities of America lists Shelly’s House, Inc. as a “Best in America” charity with an incredibly low 3.6% administrative overhead.
While our property is debt-free, we continue to have on going needs. Operating expenses for utilities alone are an average of $2,000 each month.
Makes and donates beautiful handmade quilts to Shelly’s House in which are distributed individually to each new resident.