What We Do
The Delores Project partners with individuals experiencing barriers to housing to identify their path to stability. By providing shelter, housing, and supportive services, The Delores Project works alongside individuals as they overcome barriers and challenges. In addition, The Delores Project community collaborates with other community leaders to ensure those who have experienced barriers to housing are represented on issues of public policy and community development.
Hospitality and Welcome
The Delores Project believes in extending true hospitality to everyone who walks through our doors, helping them believe they are worthy of care and respect. Services are provided with as few requirements and barriers as possible. For example, guests at The Delores Shelter are not required to present identification or immediately commit to a long term program. The Delores Project welcomes each individual as they are, with no immediate expectations that they must “fix” their lives as quickly as possible; people are not broken.
Hope and Self-Determination
At the Delores Project, hope is held for people who have temporarily lost their capacity for confidence. Change comes differently for each person, and our guests and residents deserve a choice in planning for their future. The Delores Project programs work in partnership with guests and residents as they identify their individual needs and goals. An individualized path to stability is then developed with each guest or resident and the staff provides the necessary support for the guest or resident to meet the milestones on their path. There is value in recognizing mistakes or poor choices as places to learn from and to move forward. Everyone deserves second, third and more chances to recover and reclaim their lives.
Each year, The Delores Project serves nearly 450 individuals experiencing barriers to housing and provides 20,000 nights of shelter through the Emergency and Extended Stay shelter programs. To learn more about The Delores Project’s welcoming shelter programs and permanent supportive housing, please visit the programs page or download the 2021 Program Report.