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GIFTS (God is Faithful Temporary Shelter) was born in 2007 when a group of concerned Janesville citizens saw an unmet need in our community. Women and children without shelter had options available to them, however homeless men had nowhere to go. These concerned citizens first met in early fall, and on Christmas Eve 2007, the shelter opened with 4 cooperating churches. Today 38 churches are involved in the operation of the shelter.

The goal to provide the men a hand up rather than a hand out led to the October 2013 opening of the GIFTS Resources Center. The Center offers materials, technology, and personal assistance to help the men connect with established community resources. Each guest receives an evaluation by a volunteer Master’s Level Social Worker, who creates a social history. The guest then partners with a volunteer to help them create an individual life improvement plan based on the social history which guides their efforts and allows them to respectfully regain their footing in society.

To enhance the quality of services we are providing to the men, we are currently looking for a location to house both the Shelter and Resource Center.

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History

GIFTS (God is Faithful Temporary Shelter) was born in 2007 when a group of concerned Janesville citizens saw an unmet need in our community. Women and children without shelter had options available to them, however homeless men had nowhere to go. These concerned citizens first met in early fall, and on Christmas Eve 2007, the shelter opened with 4 cooperating churches. Today 38 churches are involved in the operation of the shelter.

The goal to provide the men a hand up rather than a hand out led to the October 2013 opening of the GIFTS Resources Center. The Center offers materials, technology, and personal assistance to help the men connect with established community resources. Each guest receives an evaluation by a volunteer Master’s Level Social Worker, who creates a social history. The guest then partners with a volunteer to help them create an individual life improvement plan based on the social history which guides their efforts and allows them to respectfully regain their footing in society.

To enhance the quality of services we are providing to the men, we are currently looking for a location to house both the Shelter and Resource Center.

Get Help Now

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Make a Difference

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Shelter Schedule

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Give to help a hurting neighbor. Learn More...

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