For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in...
— Matthew 25:35

Our Mission

The Mission of The Latrobe Street Mission is to provide resources, opportunity and shelter for the homeless through developing community partnerships demonstrating our love for our neighbors.

how the shelter works

The Emergency Shelter fulfills immediate basic needs (food, shelter, clothing), connects individuals with available resources, and guides them toward experiencing freedom and self-sufficiency. 

Individuals seeking emergency shelter can check-in at any point during the day to complete an in-take form and drug screening. Shelter services are available to men, women and children. Separate, secure areas separate men from the women and children. 

On week days, local churches and groups provide dinner for all residents. Hot showers and laundry services are also available to any resident. Shelter doors are locked at 9pm each night and residents are only permitted to leave with approval from the Shelter Manager (Exception are made for those who work later than 9pm). 

Light breakfast snacks are available each morning. Residents are required to exit the facility no later than 8:00 a.m. each morning. 

Every resident must:

  • Have a photo ID
  • Pass a background check, be free of any open warrants and cannot be on the sex-offender registry
  • Pass an initial drug screening to be permitted to stay, as well as agree to random testing throughout their stay
  • Complete a tracking card which tracks referrals to area services such as identification services, job resources, veteran assistance, etc. A standing-meeting is held every Tuesday at the Mission which brings these resources to the resident. 
  • Agree to a maximum stay of eight weeks in the Mission. Any exceptions must be approved by the Shelter Manager.
  • Agree to follow all posted rules

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Your support helps us help residents like Jason get a new start. 

Latrobe has helped keep a roof over my head, allowed me to return after being in jail, and helped me get a job. I am grateful for the staff because they are very caring and helpful. They have pointed me in the direction to all of the resources available to me and have been very supportive of my situation.
— Jason