About Our Facility
The New Community Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit organization established in 1994 to provide shelter and supportive services to people experiencing homelessness from Brown County. Since November 2004, the new facility at 301 Mather Street was opened following a successful capital campaign. Then a major addition and renovation project was completed in December 2010. The facility is handicap accessible, complete with ADA approved signage.
The New Community Shelter is open year-round. There is no charge to receive help, but there are expectations of sobriety with our zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. The residents of the New Community Shelter have access to the facility and staff twenty-four hours per day, however there is a 10pm curfew every evening.
The third floor of our facility, known as the Emergency Shelter Program, has 13 dorm style with bunk beds and up to 8 people per room. There are common areas that include two rooms to watch television, a game and puzzle area, a laundry room, and a library.
The second floor is the Transitional Living Programs which offers 20 apartments, with a designated number of apartments reserved for our military veterans. There is a common area and a laundry room.
The main level of the New Community Shelter includes: a resident services wing (case management, additions & mental health counseling, legal aid, etc.); Schneider Hall Dining Room for Community Meal; Kitchen; Classroom for all educational programs; Computer Lab for residents; Conference Room for in-house and visitor meetings; Group Meeting Room; and Front Desk area serving as the hub of all activities including new residents, visitors, donations, etc.