What is Precious Life Shelter?

Precious Life Shelter is an emergency, transitional, and single parent efficiency program providing a safe environment for the pregnant woman with no place to live. The woman may be facing an immediate financial, physical or emotional emergency which threatens her with loss of housing, food and/or necessities for daily living. The woman has decided to have her child and she needs a place to stay. Each phase of the program builds on their previous success. Our program will help her realize that both her life and that of her baby are precious. 

 

Precious Life Shelter, Inc. is a private, non-profit, non-denominational 501(c)3 California Corporation with a local volunteer Board of Directors and over 200 volunteers in staffing and services. 

Who is eligible?

Precious Life Shelter is open to homeless, pregnant women regardless of race, creed, financial or marital status. Must be over 18 years old.

 

    Three Step Program

    Emergency Program: This program provides, housing, food and immediate necessities for a limited time, on a first-come, first-serve basis, while the resident completes specific requirements and seeks a permanent residence. Her stay can me from one to thirty days. if requirements are met and space is available, residents may apply for our transitional program. Read more...

     

    Transitional Program: This program provides a continued structured environment with a modest program fee, plus a one-time deposit. She buys her food, prepares her own meals, and shares in the responsibilities of house upkeep, while learning independent living skills and continuing her employment. She shares a room with another woman, finds companionship with other residents, and shares her joys and frustrations. Stays can be up to 2 months after the birth of her child. Read more...

     

    Single Parent Efficiency Program: This program allows the woman (with infant) who has completed the first two programs, is working full time, or in a job training/school training to apply for staying until her child is 24 months. She is responsible for a modest program fee, food and some utilities, enabling her to work toward self-reliance, while still having some structured support system. She will continue with case management, monthly budget reviews and parenting programs. Read more...