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Shelters are often called refuges and havens, and that is exactly what they are for the people and animals who use them. Shelters provide local assistance by giving people and animals a place to stay, eat and sleep. Often in times of great tribulation we turn to shelters, such as an emergency shelter for an approaching hurricane, but some shelters are also permanent, like homeless or animal shelters. Below are the different terms used to describe different shelters.

  • Homeless shelter – This shelter gives local help to homeless people by providing with a place to sleep and eat. These are often permanent shelters.
  • Emergency shelter – Place for people who temporarily cannot live in their homes due to a disaster, domestic violence or abuse. Unlike homeless shelters, emergency shelters allow people to stay there during the day.
  • Battered Women shelter – A specific kind of emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse that usually gives anyone who is a victim of violence a place to stay and get help. These types of shelters are more family oriented.
  • SAFE center – SAFE stands for Sexual Assault Forensic Examination center and it is place for victims of sexual assault to go get medical care, have evidence collected and get support after an attack.
  • Post-emergency shelter – After a disaster like a flood, earthquake or tornado, people either cannot return to their homes, or have no home to return to. These long term shelters are run by volunteer organizations like the Red Cross and are usually in places not meant to be shelters, like schools or churches.
  • Animal shelter – Pets can also become homeless too, and when they do they often end up in an animal shelter. Some shelters allow for pet adoptions for just a small adoption fee.
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    Jesus Center
    1297 Park Ave, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 345-2640
    Chico Community Shelter Partnership
    101 Silver Dollar Way, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 891-9048
    Sabbath House
    1297 Park Ave, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 899-9343
    Community Housing Improvement Program
    1001 Willow St, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 891-6931
    City Government City of Chico
    411 Main St, Chico, CA 95928
    (530) 896-7200
    Wilshire Place Apartments
    580 Wilshire Dr, Redding, CA 96002
    (530) 222-0532
    Oak Wood Temporary Housing
    701 Redwood Blvd, Redding, CA 96003
    (530) 605-4707
    Housing Authority of The County Butte
    850 E Gridley Rd, Gridley, CA 95948
    (530) 846-3640
    Balfour Beatty Communities-Beale Afb
    17860 Warren Shingle Rd, Beale Afb, CA 95903
    (530) 788-9500
    Housing Authority of The City of Reno
    1400 Silverada Blvd, Reno, NV 89512
    (775) 331-5138
    Reno Housing Authority
    1525 E 9th St, Reno, NV 89512
    (775) 329-3630
    Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission Inc
    355 Record St, Reno, NV 89512
    (775) 329-0485
    Northern Nevada Community Housing Resource Board
    195 Gentry Way, Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 337-9155
    Northern Nevada Community Housing Resource Board
    2655 Yori Ave, Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 870-1357
    Park Manor Apartments
    33 S Park St, Reno, NV 89502
    (775) 337-9222

    Every living organism needs food, water, shelter, and air to flourish. Sometimes one of the hardest things to find is a safe place to lay your head. In most cities, there are many types of local centers that provide humans and animals alike with a place to stay. One of the most well known are animal shelters. Many families have adopted their pets from these locations. Some of the cats and dogs are rescues, which means they may have been abused by previous owners. Most towns also have a homeless shelter for those who are down on their luck. The doors are open for anyone who does not have anywhere to go. Besides somewhere to sleep, homeless shelters also provide a warm meal and some even help in finding permanent dwellings. Battered women shelters are for ladies and their children who are not safe in their family home. Domestic violence is a growing problem in America and these places allow women to escape dangerous situations. Some locations, especially those who are at constant risk of a natural disaster, have emergency shelters. Citizens can escape here during tropical storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes. They are also used during other situations that leave a lot of people without a home, such as floods or the uncontrollable wild fires that occur in California. If you are interested in helping those in need, there are multiple things you can do. One of the easiest is adopting a pet from a local shelter and giving it a loving home. You can also become a volunteer at one of the shelters in your city. Volunteers help bring relief to those who are struggling in their current situation. Evaluate your schedule and see if you have time to make a difference in someone’s life.
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