Last week, Secretary Ben Carson introduced the Find Shelter tool, a new resource developed by the Department to help individuals and families in need to locate nearby resources. Specifically, users of the tool can search for facilities that provide shelter, clothing, health clinics, and food pantries for those in need. Find Shelter provides mapping and contact information for these service providers, and the site is optimized for mobile use. An FAQ flyer for the tool may be found here.
“The Find Shelter website is another tool with which we can relieve homelessness and provide people with the resources they need,” said Secretary Ben Carson. “Particularly as we continue to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to make sure individuals and families know where to go to get help.”
The tool is designed to help community members serve their neighbors in need. Particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a surge in Neighbors Helping Neighbors across the country, which has been an important force in serving vulnerable Americans. The Find Shelter tool will only bolster this effort to get people the help they need. The site includes downloadable, printable posters and palm cards that can be displayed near public computers for individuals and families looking to locate resources.