Carpenter’s Shelter served more than 700 homeless and formerly homeless children and adults last year.

Mission: Support people experiencing and at-risk of homelessness to achieve sustainable independence through shelter and housing placement, guidance, education, and advocacy.

Vision: For homelessness to be eradicated in the communities we serve.

At Carpenter’s Shelter, we believe housing is key to stability. We offer shelter and comprehensive services for children, women, and men experiencing homelessness with the ultimate goal of transitioning those we serve to permanent, sustainable housing. 

Since our inception in 1988, our mission has focused on the most under-resourced residents of our community. All those we serve are low-income; a majority face the challenges of job loss, reduced work hours, accumulated debt, domestic violence, lack of family support, mental illness, substance abuse, prior incarceration, or history of eviction.

Homelessness disproportionally affects people of color and saps our community of potential human resources. At Carpenter’s Shelter, we work toward racial equity in housing by sheltering, stabilizing, and transitioning residents into sustainable, independent lives and advocating in the community for more affordable housing.



Many thanks to Lauren Budreau for creating the SEED Values graphic.