WSN Eligibility Criteria

  • Douglas County Residents

  • Women and children only

  • Income less than 200% federal poverty level

  • 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

The Winter Shelter Network is returning to serving guests in our partner churches on November 1, 2021. Hotel vouchers are no longer available. The How WSN Works page describes how the shelter operates. We are only able to serve Douglas County women and children experiencing homelessness. Households containing men should contact 211 to identify shelter and other resources. Winter Shelter Network is not an emergency shelter. Applications submitted after 2:00 pm or on weekends will receive a response the following business day.