The Douglas County Shelter (DCS) is a residential facility that provides transitional housing for homeless women and their children. (Transitional housing is defined as 90 days for a single women and up to 120 days for women with dependents.)

The DCS was from its inception a faith-based initiative, instigated through the collaborative efforts of churches in Douglas County.  Residents of the shelter are offered assistance regardless of their religious affiliation, but those who serve on the Board of Directors do so from the desire to answer God’s call to provide refuge for the poor, shelter from the storm and shade from the heat (Isaiah 25:4)