The Billy Brumfield Shelter for Men provides shelter care for homeless men age 18 years and older. The Brumfield Shelter (in a non-COVID season) can house up to 52 men a night. We currently house up to 40 men per night. While at Brumfield, the men are offered opportunities to attend AA meetings and anger management classes. We also have a licensed counselor who offers group counseling sessions and is available for individual counseling via Zoom or phone as requested. Brumfield clients have access to other services offered by Stewpot, namely the Community Kitchen, Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and the Opportunity Center. We also connect clients with primary medical care through St. Dominic Community Health Services, which is located in the first floor of our main building. Through our numerous partners, Brumfield clients are referred to mental health services, permanent housing assistance, and job opportunities.
Men can stay in the emergency shelter up to 4 nights per week. The Brumfield Shelter is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Intake begins at 4:40 pm (earlier in inclement weather). Emergency shelter guests are asked to exit the premises at 5:00 am.
The shelter provides a safe and compassionate place for homeless men to spend the night, use shower facilities, and get a hot meal.
The Brumfield Shelter operates a substance abuse treatment program. The goal of this program is to prevent, reduce, or deter relapse of substance abuse or addictive behaviors. Men enrolled in this program can stay up to 90 days, although that is often extended to provide more support. During this time, they must find a job, save a portion of their earnings, and attend daily AA and NA meetings. Twelve beds are dedicated to this program.
The Brumfield Special Needs program serves men who are disabled and/or veterans. The program allows its residents a stable place to stay without the worry of being evicted until they work out a plan for adequate healthcare. We work with each resident to help obtain the government benefits for which they are eligible. Often, we also provide beds for men who are in medical recovery and cannot immediately return to the harsh conditions of the streets after a prolonged illness or surgery.
Stewpot Community Services does not discriminate against any potential client or employee on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual orientation.
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