Our Services

Applying for Shelter

  

All Shelter applicants must contact the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter office for an appointment. Please call 740-385-5116 and leave a message if no answer. Adult applicants should have a U.S. Government issued photo ID, (driver’s license or a state ID from the BMV). Assistance is available for those who need to obtain an ID. Background checks will be conducted on all applicants. An applicant cannot be accepted if an active warrant, arson charge or any other charges exist that would put others in the Shelter at risk.

The Shelter serves families with children and uses the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for reporting purposes.

What to expect

  

All residents are expected to work toward obtaining appropriate housing. 

Residents who are not disabled are expected to seek employment. 

Weekly, sometimes daily, progress is reported to the Shelter Manager.

Residents are expected to participate in daily living activities (make bed, keep room clean, do laundry, etc.) while maintaining proper hygiene: shower daily, wear clean clothes, etc.

Residents are expected to show respect to other residents, Shelter Managers and Shelter property.

Dinner is provided each evening. Breakfast and lunch items are available to prepare or pack for the day.

The Shelter is a tobacco free zone. This includes smoking, smokeless tobacco, and vaping.

Drugs, alcohol, and weapons are not permitted in or on Shelter property.

Who we help

  

EVERYONE WE CAN

Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, military status, criminal back-ground (except in cases of arson and sexual offenses), gender identification, or sexual orientation.