2021-22 Overflow Shelter Report

Sep 1, 2021

The Salvation Army is working to get the overflow shelter open as part of the Continuum of Care's plan to see a functional end to homelessness in the next five years. Follow along here as the pieces fall into place to make our community a better place.

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Stats (as of Tuesday 11/30/21)

114 Unduplicated persons experiencing homelessness

Services Provided

Transportation given- 94

Showers- 72

Personal supplies given- 6

Clothing provided- 5

Case Management- 72

Birth Certificates obtained- 1


Over night hours:

7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Coordinated Day Services:

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM


Progress being made (As of November 30th, 2021)


  • 8/17/21 City Council approved $477,000 ordinance to fund the operation of the overflow shelter
  • 8/31/21 Contract sent to Salvation Army currently being reviewed by the legal department, awaiting signature
  • 9/21/21 Contract Approved by Territorial Headquarters and Signed off By Divisional Headquarters
  • 10/2/21 Shelter Director, Managers and aides  jobs posted on indeed.com.  Search Salvation Army in Springfield IL.
  • 10/11/21 Interviews continue this week, 2 director candidates scheduled and several evening workers
  • 10/12/21 2 Evening workers hired, one in process. 1 daytime worker Hired 
  • 10/21/21 Thorough cleaning performed by Salvation Army and volunteers on 11th st building
  • 10/22/21 All day and night worker positions chosen and in hiring process
  • 11/20/21 Pathway of Hope caseworker hired!!!!!
  • 10/22/21 Bedding secured from St. John's Hospital
  • 10/25/21 Continuum of Care training scheduled Wed 10/27- Friday 10/29
    • Trainings include:
      • Trauma Informed Care
      • Mental Health Procedural Care
      • Domestic Violence identification and services
      • Salvation Army Safe From Harm training for working with vulnerable adults
      • Sexual Harassment training
      • HUD equal access training
      • De-escalation training
  • 10/29/21 Offer extended to Director Candidate
  • 11/1/21 Shelter operated over night
    • 21 Beds full
      • 5 Women overflow from Contact ministries- because of banned status
        • 2 accepted back into Contact Ministries that were on banned list
      • 16 Men overflow from Helping Hands
        • 2 were sent prior to opening to fill Helping Hands
    • Memorial Behavior Health was on site during the day and helped with a volatile situation
    • 5 individuals chose to stay outside and left in the morning
      • As of Nov 2nd no one is taking residence outside the building
    • Check in process went well and it was a quiet evening in the overflow shelter
  • 11/9/21 POH Caseworker in hiring process
  • 11/30/21 New director starts!!!!

To Be Done:

  • Collaborate with Continuum of Care partners to establish a plan services (9/3/21) (in Process)
  • Finish process on candidates which includes paperwork and background clearance

Budget Submitted to City Council as part of Continuum's plan

2021 Overflow Shelter Proposed Budget 


Description Propsed
City Funding 402,345
TOTAL INCOME $402,345.00
Management - 3 positions $93,857
Night time staff- 4 positions $75,920
Casework- 1 position $37,543.00
Day time staff - 4 Positions $84,054
Medical & Hospital $29,748.00
FICA Taxes $22,290.00
Workman's Comp $8,088.00
Food Purchased $5,000.00
Office Supplies $500.00
Duplicating/Printing Supplies $500.00
Kitchen Supplies $200.00
Furnishing & Equipment $4,000.00
Clothing Assistance $1,000.00
Support Service $40,234.50
TOTAL EXPENSE $402,934.64

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