Adopt-A-Room Program

The Winter Nights Sheltering Program will officially run November 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020

The Interfaith Sheltering Services allows the opportunity for churches to partner with BCSTR in providing emergency overnight shelter/meals in their church facility or to sponsor a homeless individual/family  in a motel for a night.

This program helps to empower homeless individuals and families  in need to stabilize and improve their lives during a crisis, in partnership with diverse faith communities and people of compassion, while maintaining dignity. 

Motel Voucher Program

  • Individuals that have been evicted, burned out, homeless and displaced from the hurricanes may call our homeless hotline number (910) 842-2711 for a short phone intake, and may be placed for approximately 3-14 days in an Oak Island Motel as funds allow.   Keep in mind that this is only temporary shelter during a crisis. Please be prepared to seek employment & housing.   
  • All individuals must have an ID, Not be under the influence of alcohol or drug & must call Donna @ 910-269-3057 for intake & approval. 
Churches, Businesses, Social Clubs and other agencies may sponsor a room for $200 weekly or a block of  10 rooms for $2000.00

 Results Of past Winter Nights Program:  

·         Streetreach received approximately 1380 calls seeking some form of emergency assistance during the winter months
·         Streetreach made 414 community referrals to other agencies and shelters across the Tri-County area from October – Feb.  
·         During the Winter season, Streetreach in partnership with the local churches was able to provide 438 Emergency Overnight Stays to 98 individuals.
·         Approximately 2,835 meals were prepared and delivered-this does not include food cards, snacks, drinks, etc…
·         19 individuals received either part-time or full-time employment before exiting program.  Several did day work and odd jobs also
·         80% (76 individuals) moved on to better housing situations
·         2 Individuals applied for SSA /SSI disability -  1 was approved by time program ended
·         1 Individual entered the Literacy Program & 2 Individuals entered a GED program
·         8 Individuals moved into long-term shelter in Myrtle Beach & 2 went to Good Shepard, 2 entered rehabs, and 10 – unknown?
·         Streetreach distributed 40-$25 Food Lion Cards ($1000), 80-$10 Restaurant Cards ($800), 30-$25 Wal-mart Cards ($750), 22- $45 Straight Talk Phone cards ($990) …Total $3540.00 expense  The churches also distributed countless items.