guests are not permitted to leave any items that do not fit into their assigned
under their bed at the shelter.
dismissal from GCHH, guest items which are left behind at the shelter will be
discarded within 72 hours, unless special permission has been received from
Guests must leave the premises from 9a.m.-1p.m.
daily. They may stay for services at Restoration 58:12 Church on Sunday
mornings if they wish.
Shelter hours are only available to GCHH guests. A guest that has previously
utilized GCHH during the current season, but is not currently using it for
overnight shelter, is eligible to use the Day Shelter for meaningful,
purposeful use. The
Day Shelter should be accessed through the Office Entrance at the south side of
the building. During Day Shelter hours, guests may NOT congregate
outside. They may step outside to
utilize the smoking shelter but should promptly return inside once
finished. They may come and go from the
premises as desired.
guests have entered the shelter at check-in, they may go outside ONLY for
supervised smoking breaks every hour at the bottom of the hour from 7:30 to
6:30 – 8:30a.m. Guests must use the smoking shelter during smoke/vaping
breaks. They may not congregate outside
the shelter entries. Guests should also keep their voices down in
consideration of neighbors while out on these breaks.
- Guests may access their vehicle freely upon leaving the shelter until they
check-in that evening. Following
check-in guests are ONLY permitted to access their vehicle when supervised by
an GCHH Manager or volunteer supervisor.
are locked at the shelter once the guests have arrived and stay locked until
guests are ready to leave the following morning.
are not permitted to collect empty bottles and cans from offsite and store them
in the shelter for future recycling. All bottles and cans collected within the
shelter should be stored in the proper receptacle in the kitchen for GCHH staff
mattresses are not permitted in the shelter.
in the doors to sleeping areas are not to be covered without directors’
to leaving for the day, guests should strip the sheets and pillowcases from
their beds every Tuesday mornings for linens to be cleaned. Volunteers will remake the beds during the
day for guests. If guests desire to keep the same blanket it should be folded
and placed on top of their tote.
and women, (including married couples), are assigned separate sleeping areas
and no one is allowed in the sleeping area of the opposite sex. Families with
children will be accommodated if there is room at the shelter.
***Please note that Former
shelter guests are eligible to serve as GCHH volunteers starting one year
following their dismissal from GCHH.