Siena Francis House’s emergency shelter is located at 1117 North 17th Street. The new facility opened in December 2019 provides 350 beds for men and 100 beds for women in separate dormitories. All guests in this facility must be 19-years-old or older.
The shelter is designed with each guest's dignity in mind. The dormitories are subdivided into sleeping areas of 28 beds, reducing the scale from the too-often seen dorm that sleeps hundreds. The restroom facilities are sized well beyond code, providing an appropriate amount of time for each guest to use daily. The dining area and adjacent queing space are sized to alleviate cramped conditions. Sufficeint daylight is brought in with ample windows, high enough to provide privacy.
In addition to sleeping and dining areas, the new facility offers counseling rooms, a clothing distribution room, and day room space.
For more information on emergency shelter, contact – firstname.lastname@example.org.