PHC manages two shelter models
1. Year-round motel-style shelters.
2. Temporary congregate shelters activated during severe weather conditions.
We run year-round shelters using a non-congregate format, housing individuals in motel rooms. Presently, our operations span three different motels within the county, where we have a total of 45 rooms in use each day. This approach allows for a more individualized and private living arrangement, contributing to the comfort and well-being of those seeking shelter in our program.
Severe Weather Shelter
These shelters are activated when weather conditions create an immediate danger for unhoused people. Inclement weather shelters “pop-up” through the weather event and operate on a “no-turn-away” basis to ensure everyone seeking a safe place to sleep can have access. During the winter months, inclement weather shelters will be activated when:
- The forecasted temperature of 25° F (-3.9° C) or below; or
- Forecasted snow accumulations of 1.0 inch or more; or
- Forecasted temperature at or below 32° F (0° C) with driving rain of 1.0 inch or more overnight.
During the summer months, inclement weather shelters will be activated when the heat reaches dangerous levels.