Emergency Shelter

For emergency shelter needs, please 740.283.1621.

The Urban Mission currently operates two homeless shelters for individuals and families.

The Urban Mission Dormitory is a low- barrier emergency homeless shelter, located at 142 North 6th St in Steubenville, Ohio, and currently utilized as an emergency shelter for single males, single females, and households with children.

The Urban Mission Dormitory operates as a 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week Emergency Shelter. The Urban Mission Dormitory consists of 2 family units (6 beds) and 20 beds for single individuals. Extra beds are available, so no one is turned away from shelter. Upon entrance, shelter guests are provided with separate sleeping rooms, food provisions, prepared meals, and toiletries. Due to Covid-19 meals are now served in takeout containers in a staggered manner.

While staying at the Urban Mission Dormitory, supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness. All families and individuals that stay at this emergency shelter receive referrals in HMIS and paper referrals to the Rapid Rehousing Program, and if applicable, coordination and referrals are done for Permanent Supportive Housing programs.

The maximum amount of stay at the Urban Mission Dormitory is 30 days, but extensions are given on a needed basis.

The Hutton House Family Shelter, located at 144 South 7th Street in downtown Steubenville, is operated as a low-barrier shelter, providing families with an apartment setting to provide a sense of normalcy for the family while transitioning into permanent housing. There are 4 units equipped with 10 beds within the Hutton House Family Shelter. Extra beds can be added to each apartment to accommodate the family size. Each apartment is fully furnished and stocked with food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries upon the shelter guests’ entrance into the shelter.

The maximum amount of stay at the Hutton House Family Shelter is 30 days, but extensions are given on a needed basis.

While staying at the Hutton House Family Shelter, supportive services are offered to maximize housing stability and prevent returns to homelessness. All families that stay receive referrals in HMIS and paper referrals to the Rapid Rehousing Program. Also, if applicable for the families, coordination and referrals (HMIS and paper) are done for permanent supportive housing programs.

COVID-19 Precautions:  Due to Covid-19, the sleeping layout at our dorm has been altered to ensure beds are appropriately spaced in accordance with social distancing measures.  If an individual or family is in need of shelter that is Covid-19 positive, or they are symptomatic, they are sent to an offsite location for quarantine and isolation.