National Disaster Resilience Program
Several facilities in Minot provide emergency housing and services for those in crisis. The YWCA offers temporary shelter for women, boys under 12, and girls, and the Men's Winter Refuge shelters single men during the winter. However, there is no shelter for families, and no options for single mothers with boys over 12 to keep their family intact if they require emergency shelter services. The Vulnerable Populations Committee identified a family shelter as a critical need for Minot and the region. The City of Minot will use NDRC funds to build the Minot Family Shelter and a commercial kitchen. The family shelter will provide a safe, temporary home for families and eliminates the need to separate families in crisis due to aging out of the traditional shelter. The City of Minot will work with the Vulnerable Population Shelter Advisory Group to identify/create a group to operate and maintain the shelter. The City is aiming to start construction of the Shelter in the spring of 2019.
Program Goal Milestones