FAQs: About Us

  • WHO DO WE SERVE?

    More than 15,000 Contra Costa residents will experience homelessness during the year. A homeless count in 2011 found 4,272 homeless men, women and children in Contra Costa, not including the hidden homeless (those living with friends, family or in cars). There are 1,625 homeless school-age children in the county. The number of homeless parents and children jumped dramatically from 414 in 2009 to 1,307 in 2011.

  • HOW MANY PEOPLE DID WE ASSIST DURING THIS PAST YEAR?

    As an innovative leader, SHELTER, Inc. helps over 6,000 men, women and children in Contra Costa each year; almost half are children.

  • WHERE DOES OUR MONEY COME FROM?

    $8.2 million for the 2011-12 fiscal year was funded through:

    Publicly Funded Contracts - 57 %
    Rents & Fees - 19%
    Private Grants & Contributions – 16%
    In-kind Contributions -- 6%
    Other -2 %
  • WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

    We maintain low fundraising costs, resulting in 93% of expenses going directly to client services and associated administration.

    87% Client Services

    6% Management and Administration
    Client accounting and administration, administrative management and offices, insurance, utilities, technology infrastructure and government grant administration.

    7% Development & Community Outreach
    Grant development, media and public relations, donor mail and newsletters, volunteer coordination and special events. .

  • WHO ARE OUR PARTNERS?

    We partner with a variety of public and private agencies. For a list of our financial supporters, click here. To view partners, click on Non-profit Partners or Public Partners.