WSN Eligibility Criteria

  • Douglas County Residents

  • Valid, current ID

  • No active wants/warrants

  • No drug/alcohol use

  • No pets

  • Not fleeing from domestic violence

  • No significant untreated mental health concern

Households who do not meet our eligibility criteria or who are unable to be served due to capacity are encouraged to call 211 for assistance.

Thank you for your interest in the Winter Shelter Network

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WSN will be utilizing hotel vouchers to support Douglas County residents experiencing homelessness between November 1, 2020 and October 31, 2021. Applicants must state on their application how they have been negatively financially impacted by COVID-19 in order to qualify for vouchers. The number of hotel vouchers issued each night is limited by funding and room availability. Priority will be given to Douglas County women and children experiencing homelessness. Applications submitted after 2:00 pm or on weekends will receive a response the following business day.