People in transition or crisis feel isolated and need a welcoming space where they can feel connected and accepted. We strive to create a safe environment that supports people going through change, knowing we are not change-makers and that lasting change must come from within. We accept people where they’re at; set expectations for courteous, lawful behavior and help them plan a course forward.
We offer a basic safety net of services including hygiene products, clothing, message delivery, telephone use, haircuts, foot care (including socks/shoes/boots) and essential first aide. We work closely with local partner professionals that meet onsite and offer mental and chemical health outreach resources, housing advocacy, chiropractic care, medical screening and veteran’s assistance.
Two-hundred plus people come to Listening House daily. Nearly 800 individuals visited last year.
“Coming to Listening House made me feel I’d entered a different dimension because of the eyes of staff and volunteers – Eyes that were open and told you that you were worth something, a valuable member of the human race.”
-Richard, a former guest