WHAT WE DO
All of the BayNorth Emergency Shelter programs operate from a low barrier perspective —meaning that we do not require that people be sober, compliant with mental health or addiction treatment plans.
The homeless are not homogenous. By offering a variety of support options, BayNorth Emergency Shelter can ensure that appropriate, supportive environments are available to our participants. BayNorth Emergency Shelter programs include emergency housing, extensive case management, life, and job skills readiness.
By providing services to those who are not considered ‘housing ready’ by other organizations (active substance use and no psychiatric treatment links or medication use), BayNorth Emergency Shelter has been successful in breaking the cycles of chronic homelessness, instability, and substance use for their participants by providing assertive interventions within a high tolerance environment.
The goal is not simply to get people off the streets but to provide a comprehensive array of supports that assist people in achieving stability which allows them to move forward with their lives. By providing housing and support in a participant-centered environment, BayNorth Emergency Shelter engages participants to create an atmosphere of trust where opportunities for change can be discovered.
BayNorth Emergency Shelter welcomes all people who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness unless they have previously been banned due to severe violence towards staff or other participants or dealing drugs on our property.