The Sierra House Women And Children’s Transitional Shelter
On April 23rd, 1999, the Silver City Gospel Mission purchased a building next to the Mission from Mr. Arthur L. Sierra. Mr. Sierra deducted a generous amount from the purchase price because one of his family members had been helped by the Mission and in return, we named our new women and children’s shelter ‘The Sierra House’ in his memory.
This house, located at 110 S. Bullard St, is 1200 SqFt with three bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, laundry room, and a bathroom. One bedroom, is reserved for the Sierra House Manager and the other two contain bunk-beds suitable for two families or four individuals.
Per bequest, our objective is to house, feed, and provide work skill programs and counseling which will help to integrate single women with or without young children back into the community over a period of three to twelve months.
Please drop by the Mission to check on space and fill out an application.
Sierra House Policy And Procedures
The Sierra House is a mid to long-term women and children’s shelter designed to integrate single women, with or without children, back into the community.
- Valid ID card
- Social security card
- Phone# of nearest family member if any
- List of any medications and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, heart disease, etc
- Release of liability and volunteer form
- Initial drug testing
The Sierra House is a ZERO TOLERANCE FACILITY: This means absolutely no DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
Search of the facility and belongings can and will be conducted any time that management suspects of violation of any rule.
Hours Of Operation:
Registration: 8:30-1:30 Monday-Friday at the Mission
Wake-Up by at least: 7AM
Departure Time: 7:30AM
Opens in Evening: 5:30PM
Doors Closed: 7PM winter/8PM summer
- No drugs or alcohol
- No smoking in the house; smoking will be allowed in designated areas
- Food and drinks are only allowed in the dining area
- Please respect the rights of others and their belongings
- Please check in with a minimum of personal belongings. If you need clothing or other items, you may talk to the Mission Manager and get them from the thrift shop on a reasonable basis at no charge. When you have a place of your own, we will supply you with basic items to set up a household. You will not be able to store any items at either the house or the mission
- Once you have checked in for the evening, you are required to stay on the property until morning
- During you stay at the house, you may watch PG movies or listen to Christian music only.
- Please don’t litter and clean up after yourself
- Residents must be checked in to the house by 7PM from October 1st through March 31 and 8PM April through September
- You are expected to be looking for a job, attending classes or working your volunteer hours at the Mission or greenhouse during the daylight hours
- You are required to spend 3 hours daily of volunteer time (or other training) at the Mission as directed by the Mission Manager (Why volunteer?)
- Absolutely NO MEN are allowed in the house
- Emergency housing may be available, depending upon circumstances and space when cleared by house supervisor Jeanna Pace
In exchange for room and board you will be expected to:
- Follow the Sierra House Rules above
- Be available to open the facility from 5:30pm-7:30am (or have an approved, responsible individual to fill-in for you when you are busy or gone)
- Lock the doors at designated times and not allow residents in after check-in
- Maintain cleanliness, good order and discipline in the household
- Keep the house and the yard in shape through repair and maintenance as directed by the Mission Manager
- Report any problems with household guests or maintenance to the Gospel Mission Manager
- Depending upon experience, to provide counseling and job skills classes on an as-needed basis
For more information, to help or to make donations, please contact the Gospel Mission.