Program Mission Statement
We are a community of hope for those who need a home.
Our mission is eliminating homelessness by providing shelter, support, and a chance to start over.
Who we serve:
Each year, 650 men and women experiencing homelessness come through our doors.
What we provide:
At the most basic: Shelter. Community. Hope.
We provide dignified shelter and supportive resources, as well as transitional and permanent supportive housing.
But what happens here is about more than just a roof overhead. One of the most difficult parts about being homeless is being cut off from community - being seen not as a person but as "the homeless."
We provide a space for every resident to feel welcomed, safe, and encouraged. We address the needs of the whole person because each piece of a person's life influences the others.
In this atmosphere, residents thrive. They find community and a chance to contribute. They learn to hope again. Please feel free to browse the stories below to learn more about the incredible strength and resilience of our residents.
Why it matters:
Spend any amount of time at a shelter, and the first thing you'll learn is that each person's story is unique. The paths in and out of homelessness are diverse. Many will surprise you. But a lack of affordable housing and support during difficult times is one common thread. We've all needed a helping hand before, but not everyone has one.
That's why Our Saviour's Housing exists. Because we believe that no one should have to navigate crisis alone. And the consequence of one mistake or uncontrollable circumstances should not be losing your home.
Our Saviour's Housing Stories
Our Saviour’s Housing is known as a place for second chances, and that’s exactly what Johnnie was hoping to find when he arrived at our shelter. Originally from Milwaukee, Johnnie was raised by his mother after his father left when Johnnie was young. As he approached his teenage years, Johnnie says he struggled with not…
Ask Alfred about the most influential person in his life, and he will tell you about his mother: “The first person I look up to is my mother. She has been the pillar stone of my life. There is nobody better to think about when it comes to my upbringing and upliftment. There’s no other…
I was seven years old. It was a cold November night. I was snuggled up to my twin sister in the big bed we shared. The soft corduroy green bedspread tucked up under my chin. My older sister was steps away. I woke up suddenly to find my dad sitting at the end of the…
Born and raised in Tennessee, I became homeless because my job downsized my hours and my pay. When I couldn’t afford rent, I was evicted from my apartment. Even though I have a bachelor’s degree in social work, there was nothing for me in the job market. I spent so many hours, every day, searching….
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OSH was there for me when nobody else was. They helped me stand on two feet. That’s what I want to be able to do for someone else. Because when you help somebody out, that’s when you get helped out too.
When I moved into the housing program, it was the first time I had a key that could actually open my own door. That was an amazing experience. I’m grateful because Our Saviour’s gave me the opportunity to move on and make my life better.
The best part about home is having one. Using your own key to come in and out. Relaxing.
Finding OSH was the most important thing in helping me get back on my feet.
Our Saviour’s Transitional Housing Program was a Godsend. I feel like I really can’t say enough. I’m in a supportive environment. The people here really help you. The best part is having a place of peace and rest.
Being at OSH makes me realize that anything can happen to anyone, and that’s why you’ve got to help people out. There are some good vibes here and a really cool sense of community.