Staffed around the clock and supervised by licensed mental health professionals, Glade House is the longest continuously operating facility of its kind in the U.S. It opened more than 30 years ago, before House of Ruth was founded.
Glade House Short-term Housing
Two different housing programs operate within the 5,500 square foot, 13-bedroom structure. Ten of the 13 bedrooms are devoted to the Short-term Housing Program. This program offers men and women who are homeless and HIV-positive a safe, drug and alcohol-free community living environment for up to two years. Intensive case management, group and individual counseling, and outpatient addiction treatment are offered to help individuals become self-supporting and able to get and maintain independent housing.
Glade House Emergency Shelter
The other three beds at Glade House are dedicated to Glade House Emergency Shelter. These beds are emergency shelter for homeless men and women who have HIV/AIDS. A person may stay up to 90 days while also benefiting from intensive case management designed to help the resident find suitable, stable housing. The emergency beds were created to meet the needs of a particularly vulnerable population: HIV-positive adults whose already-compromised immune systems are further threatened by sleeping in a room with many other people.