|Daily Goals: All residents have assignments, appointments, and tasks outside the
shelter. All must demonstrate they are making progress toward self-sufficiency.
Wake-up: Monday through Saturday residents leave the sleeping area by 8:30
am and by 10 am on Sunday.
Bedtime: Residents may enter the sleeping area at 9 pm. Those with
children have earlier access. Exceptions are made for residents who are sick
to go to bed early because of work, school, or appointments.
Curfew: Residents must be present for dinner at 6 pm. Nightly curfew is 8 pm.
Meals: Residents prepare their own breakfast and lunch from a posted menu.
Dinner is a communal meal.
School: By law, youth under 16 must attend school. Staff work with all residents
on their educational goals, including return to high school, GED preparation,
or college as appropriate.
Employment: Staff assist youth in finding steady employment or job-training
while in residence.
Budgets: As part of life skills training, residents with jobs must
save 60% of their income. Case Managers return the funds when the resident
program. Working residents prepare a budget with their Case Managers for the
other 40% of their income. Each budget includes transportation, clothing, personal
products, and entertainment.
Consequences for rule infractions