BASIC HUMAN NEEDS encompasses
The Shelter and The Village. 

 

Kristy Schofield, Director of Homeless and Housing at Dream Center Peoria

 

THE SHELTER

 DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Ni'ayla Ateman runs to catch her mother, Samantha Williams, 21, after spending the night in the shelter at Peoria Dream Center. DAVID ZALAZNIK/JOURNAL STAR Ni'ayla Ateman runs to catch her mother, Samantha Williams, 21, after spending the night in the shelter at Peoria Dream Center.

The Shelter is the only 24/7 emergency shelter in the area for women, children and families. We provide meals, showers and resources to help our guests break the cycle of homelessness.

Since 2012

122,276 nights of sleep to 1,324 individuals, of which 390 were children were achieved in the homeless shelter

 

The Village

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The Village is a 2-year transitional housing program for women, families and children. The goal is to take a woman or family from homeless to self-sufficiency.
During their stay in the Village, residents complete intense case management, participate in a multitude of life skills from parenting to budgeting to anger management and given grace while they get back on their feet.

Since 2012

The Village has served 268 individuals, of which 117 were adults and 151 were children