Basic Human Needs encompasses
The Shelter, The Village and the HOPE Store. 

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


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

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


The Hope Store


The HOPE Store is a free clothing and household item store. It is open twice a month to the public and upon appointment for area resources. Everything in the store is donated and everything is given out for free.