Short-Term Housing and Emergency Shelter
Our Short-term Housing and Emergency Shelter Programs operate from our Glade House facility. This group home is staffed around the clock and supervised by licensed social workers. Glade House is thought to be 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.
The two different housing programs operate within the 5,500 square foot, 13-bedroom home. Ten of the 13 bedrooms are devoted to the Short-term Housing Program and the other three for Emergency Shelter.
The Short-term Housing program offers 10 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 and group and individual counseling are offered to help individuals become self-supporting and able to get and maintain their own housing.
The Emergency Shelter offers 3 beds 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 at a large community shelter.