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December 15, 2018 | Vol. 1, Ed. 21

Winter Emergency Shelter | Out of the Cold

For those experiencing homelessness in Iowa, the change in weather can be life-threatening. As temperatures drop, people left with nowhere but the street to turn are at risk of developing hypothermia and frostbite—both can be permanently damaging to one's health and can ultimately result in the loss of life.

Out of the Cold funds our extensive outreach and combined efforts during the winter. We are only able to provide this much-needed programming with the support and generosity of our community. This winter, our goal is to raise $100,000 for the Out of the Cold campaign through your donations which allow us to cover the range of programs and supports that keeps people out of the winter cold and helps them get back on their feet and reconnect to the community. 


Navigating Childhood | School Aged Kids & Homelessness

About 2.5 million children in the U.S. currently are homeless, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. That number is rising as house prices and rental costs continue to grow in cities large and small, and the trend is clearly visible in Boise — the fastest-growing city in the nation...

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Thank You for Your Kindness | Seasonal Donation Drives

Shelter House is humbled by the generosity of our amazing community! We've had multiple businesses, organizations, and individuals organize and execute donation drives that include warm winter clothing items, SOCKS (we received so many socks!), hygiene kits, blankets, nonperishable food items, bags and kits to distribute to those staying at both the Southgate shelter as well as the winter emergency shelter, toys - we're overwhelmed by your giving spirit! The response this season has in turn allowed Shelter House to share donations with other local agencies. From everyone at Shelter House, thank you for your kindness!


Shelter House
PO Box 3146
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-3146
(319) 351-0326



About Shelter House 
Much more than a roof and a bed
. Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. We offer a robust continuum of programs and supports focusing on emergency, stabilization, and long-term interventions in the areas of housing, employment, and mental health recovery. In so doing, we help hundreds of men, women and children each year to get back on their feet. For more information about Shelter House, visit https://shelterhouseiowa.org/


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