Emergency Women’s ShelterPosted by: Debbie Koontz | Posted on: January 23, 2019
In response to the influx of homeless women and homeless women with children from down river counties, the Blue Water Area Rescue Mission has committed to opening a Women’s Emergency Shelter Facility located at 2315 Bancroft Street in Port Huron.
The Women’s facility will mirror all phases, programs, and structure of the Men’s shelter program.
BWARM will initiate a women’s shelter program to open by April 1, 2019. This emergency shelter facility will provide two meals a day for all residents of the emergency shelter as well as a sack lunch for the women of the shelter program who are working. BWARM is committed to providing a clean, safe, warm place to sleep and live, as well as showers, and laundry facilities for the residents between the hours of 4:00 PM until 9:00 AM daily. BWARM will also provide vocational, educational, life skills, and peer drug and alcohol recovery programs to the women of the emergency shelter program. BWARM is a State of Michigan, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Peer Recovery, and early intervention program providing drug and alcohol recovery programming at the 2315 Bancroft Street in Port Huron Michigan.
BWARM will provide to the residents of the women’s program religious study classes, Computer literacy classes, Employability and Resume writing classes, as well as life skills and financial accountability and financial savings program. Each of the programs offered by BWARM will structured as remedial reading programs as well as providing the targeted skills of the class.
The Blue Water Area Rescue Mission will offer a holistic faith based approach to addiction recovery that treats the body, mind, and spirit. Individuals will live in a congregate setting for up to 90 days and are required to attend life skills classes, participate in specified community service projects, and provide weekly proof of job search efforts. While the Blue Water Area Rescue Mission incorporates the core tenets of Christianity in all aspects of our recovery work, we are open to people of all faiths and people of no faith. The end goal of the mission recovery program is for individuals and families to have their lives and relationships restored, and to be reengaged with society in a meaningful way.
BWARM will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, color, creed, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or family status.