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Foothill Family Shelter
1501 W. Ninth Street, Suite D
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 920-0453

History

Foothill Family Shelter
Over twenty-five years ago, Foothill Family Shelter was begun as a missions outreach to the homeless community by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The goal was to provide emergency overnight shelter to homeless families with children. Beginning January 31, 1984, a motel room with a kitchenette was rented on a weekly basis. We provided overnight, weekend shelter and food. This program operated continuously until August, 1993 and again March through May 1994. Realization of the growing need by those involved led to a program expansion.
 
In 1987 and 1988, a second component was added. The program was extended and two four-unit apartment buildings were acquired through State ESP funds, private grants and fundraising activities. Initially, it was a 60-day program; was extended to a 90-day program in 1990, then a 120-day shelter program in January 2003, and operates as such today, serving the population of homeless families with children.
 
Continuing to follow our strategic plan, an additional two four-plexes were acquired in May of 2001 from the City of Upland, in an effort to assist the city in rehabilitating apartment complexes that had formerly been infested with drug activity and to offer additional housing units for homeless families. Our clients needed additional time for training, schooling or to find better jobs. Hence, our one-year program was born.
 
In October 2002, continuing our strategic plan to expand, an additional four-plex was purchased and in 2005, we acquired two more four-plexes, giving us a total of 28 two-bedroom, one bath apartment units; in seven four-plex buildings.. We currently utilize 26 units for our transitional housing program: one unit for meetings/sessions; and one unit houses our on-site staff, facilities maintenance coordinator.
 
We are a member agency of the Inland Empire United Way, members of the San Bernardino County Homeless Coalition, members of the San Bernardino Community Action Partnership and members of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
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