Seeking shelter? Start here.

Seeking Shelter?

Start here.
Here you will find a caring and compassionate  staff who are trained to help you access all of  the resources you need to find your way home.  When you come to the Sulzbacher Center, a case manager is assigned to help you find  employment, access high quality medical care  and explore housing options in our community.  If you’re committed to building a better future,  the Sulzbacher Center can help. 

As of 7/01/2013 all new individuals and families applying for shelter must be residents of Duval, Clay, Nassau, St. Johns  or Baker county for at least six months before entering shelter at the Sulzbacher Center.  Proof of residency is required.


Here are the steps you need to take when applying for shelter.

  • Come to the Center’s downtown  office located at 611 E. Adams St. Jacksonville, FL 32202.
  • When you arrive ask for one of our intake coordinators and they will provide you with our intake screening form and background check.
  • Make sure you bring some form if I.D., preferably a drivers license.
  • If you are planning to enter shelter with your children please remember to bring copies of each child’s birth certificate.
  • Once you fill out  these forms you will be placed on our waiting list for shelter. Wait time varies but can be expected to last around two weeks or longer for single men and women. For families with children the wait time is typically longer and can take up to four months. 
  • All spaces are given on a first come first served basis. The only exceptions are given to families without shelter.
  • Men and women applying for shelter should come to the Center at 1:00 pm every day to determine if there is vacancy.  Families will be called if there is space available.

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