Important Information for New Residents: All potential residents must have a pre-screening interview prior to being accepted into our program. Individuals interested in coming to Benjamin's House Emergency Shelter for assistance should read the following information regarding our policies and then call with any questions or to set up an interview (715-736-2437). Individuals Ineligible for Residency
Candidates who fail a background check are ineligible.
Individuals who are under the influence of alcohol or other drugs may not be admitted
Individuals who are deemed by the executive director or case manager to be dangerous to themselves, others, or the property are not candidates for residency.
Each household must be headed by an adult who is at least 18 years of age.
When there is a scheduled meal volunteer, evening meals are provided and are served family-style. All other meals are self-serve.
An individual case plan will be completed under the guidance of a case manager.
Referrals to community agencies will be made as needed.
Selection of Residents
Priority of selection:
Barron county resident family with dependent children.
Barron county resident.
Out-of-county resident family with dependent children.
At times when all shelter units are occupied, a waiting list will be developed.
An initial intake phone or in-person interview will be conducted by a staff person to determine eligibility and priority assignment.
An intake application will be completed along with all other intake paperwork.
Rules and regulations will be reviewed and agreements signed.
Resident stay at Benjamin's House is for a period of up to 90 days total, with progress evaluated at 30 and 60 days.
Admissions are limited to once per twelve-month period. Repeat admissions must first write a letter to the executive director explaining the changes that will be made during the second stay that will allow for a successful outcome.
Consequences for Violations of Shelter Program Rules
Benjamin's House is a zero tolerance facility for drugs and alcohol. If a resident is found to possess or use drugs or alcohol, he or she may be dismissed from the program.
If a resident is found in violation of any of the program rules, they will be issued a written warning. Multiple infractions may result in dismissal from the program.
In the case of gross misconduct, the resident may be dismissed immediately from the program.
In need of shelter? Call 715-736-2437 OR Click here to fill out the online form.