Guest House provides temporary shelter
to homeless men, women and children for the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson,
Lee, Russell, Scott, and Wise as well as the City of Norton.
Housing, Social Services,
Employment Services, Health
Services, Education and Legal
FOR ADMISSION TO GUEST HOUSE
Staff must speak directly
with client. Information must be obtained for screening sheet from client,
a third party cannot substitute for client. Other agencies may contact
FCSS with referrals, but FCSS staff must speak to client.
Client must provide
truthful answers to questions on screening sheets.
Clients must meet ALL
listed shelter criteria.
In order to become a
resident of GUEST HOUSE you must be 18 years of age and must be able to
present a picture I.D. in order to prove you are who you say you are.
Residence at GUEST HOUSE is
granted to men, women and children who meet state/federal criteria of
Intakes will be done by
appointment during the hours of 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
until 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Any emergency intakes will be discussed and
approved by the shelter manager.
NO PETS are allowed at
Clients who arrive
obviously intoxicated or under the influence of illegal drugs will be
given the opportunity to return when they are coherent enough to be
Drug testing will be done
at the discretion of the shelter manager. Any refusal to drug testing will
be perceived as not needing our services. If a client tests positive for
illegal drugs; and meets all other shelter criteria; they will be given
provisional admittance. The client will be retested in 1 week or
appropriate timely manner; if after the 2nd test, and the client still
tests positive, he or she will be evicted from the shelter.
Clients referred to GUEST
HOUSE be detox or mental health facilities WILL NOT be admitted without a
faxed copy of their doctors report and evaluation, also a list of their
medications. These clients must be in compliance with medications (4
medications limit) and have a counseling plan in place before admittance
to GUEST HOUSE.
Client must be stable. This
is regarding client's mental stability. Clients will not be accepted if
they are determined to be at risk of causing harm to themselves or other
residents or staff. If a client has a mental illness and is not medication
compliant, this is grounds for refusal of services. A copy of results of a
nationwide/state criminal background check must accompany any referral of
clients from prisons, jails, law enforcement offices or probation
If staff is concerned
regarding admittance of a potential client, more information than what is
on the screening sheet will be required before client can be accepted.
Examples would be: If client is on multiple psychiatric medications that
could interfere with daily functioning; if client's medical or mental
condition interfered with goal progression or interaction with other
residents; if client requires 24 hour direct supervision; if client's
admittance to shelter jeopardizes other residents' safety.
Clients must be able to
care for themselves. We do not provide medical care, nor do we provide
prepared meals to clients.
Please note that admission to
GUEST HOUSE is treated on an individual basis. Staff of Family Crisis
Support Services reserves the right to review all necessary information
regarding a client in order to make a determination if the client meets FCSS
criteria. We as an agency, will consider all pertinent data in accepting a
client as a resident, or referring a client to more appropriate services. If
we do not accept the client as a resident, we will attempt to connect the
client to other more appropriate facilities.
All qualified persons may
receive services regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age or physical handicap.