Ninety Day Residency Program
Our 90 Day Dorm Residency Program for Men is designed to assist men along their journey to becoming self-sufficient.
stays in the dorm
is assigned household chores
meets with their case manager to set long term and short term goals
is expected to obtain employment
will attend self help classes offered at the Mission
will be set up with food and healthcare assistance
We offer everything a homeless person needs to be successful in their long term goal of housing.
Cornerstone Men's Shelter
Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc.
Shelter Rules – Updated 5/29/20
Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities or employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability. Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. must make a reasonable accommodation to allow a person with a disability to take part in a program, service or activity. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. For example, this means that if necessary, Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. must provide sign language interpreters for people who are deaf, a wheelchair accessible location, or enlarged print materials. It also means that Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. will take any other reasonable action that allows you to take part in and understand a program or activity, including making reasonable changes to an activity. If you believe that you will not be able to understand or take part in a program or activity because of your disability, please let us know of your disability needs in advance if at all possible. To request this document in alternative format or for further information about this policy please contact: Melanie Windecker, (928) 757-1535. Para obtener este document en otro formato u obtener información adicional sobre esta politica, Melanie Windecker, (928) 757-1535.
Welcome to Cornerstone's Mens Shelter!
The men's is a non-profit, faith based, Shelter for women and women with children. Our goal is to help you become self-sufficient by assisting you with a job search, setting up a budget and savings account, and when it is time to exit the program, to help you find long term housing. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask a staff member to help you. We are also here to mentor you through general life skills and spiritual enrichment.
You must actively pursue self-sufficiency. This means finding a job. It is up to you to find regular employment. If you are unable to work, you must pursue alternatives such as schooling, job training, or state and/or federal assistance. Your progress in this area will be evaluated. All residents will be required to submit a daily activities log, which will be evaluated for “forward motion”. All residents must leave the house between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
We ask that you follow a set of rules while staying here. These are designed to make Diana’s Faith House a safe and healthy environment, and to help you and your children assume basic responsibilities.
Please understand that if you or your children refuse to follow these rules, we have the right to refuse to provide you services.
You must disclose all information required during the intake process. This information must be accurate to the best or your knowledge. The nature of the information you provide will not be held against you, or prevent you from staying at Cornerstone. However, withholding information, or providing false information is grounds for immediate discharge.
Reasons for Intake Non-Acceptance
If the person poses a threat to self, staff or other program participants.
If the public search done prior turns up recent and or history of violent crime or sex offense
The countenance of the individual is aggressive or uncooperative, or individual states they will not participate in the program to self-sufficiency..
Rules 1 through 10, if broken, are an immediate exit from the program.
1. No drugs, alcohol or weapons are allowed on the premises.
Drugs include ALL over the counter medications. If you have medications that a doctor has prescribed, they are ALL TO BE SURRENDERED UPON INTAKE.
Weapons include ALL guns, pocket knives, utility knives, box cutters, scissors, etc.
2. No alcoholic beverages may be consumed while participating in the Faith House program. This includes ALL alcoholic beverages. If you smell of alcohol you will be tested.
3. No pornographic material on the premises. Cornerstone reserves the right to define what is or is not ‘pornographic’. If you have questions regarding this, consult the staff.
4. No theft of property whether it is Cornerstone's property, or that of other residents, etc. In the event of theft, charges will be filed with local law enforcement and you will be immediately discharged.
5. No physical abuse whether staff, volunteers, residents or visitors. Physical abuse includes shoving, pushing, finger-poking and touching inappropriately. In the event of physical abuse, charges will be filed with the police department.
6. No negative involvement with the police. This means being arrested, cited or warned for any reason. This does not mean being stopped and/or questioned.
7. No verbal abuse or harassment including swearing, foul language or sexual comments of staff, volunteers, residents, neighbors or visitors. This rule does include lewd, obscene or off-color jokes or stories, lying, spreading of rumors and general negativity toward the program. Discussing other residents outside of the Shelter staff is not permitted. Every resident is entitled to confidentiality.
8. Be in by curfew unless you have prior permission from the House Supervisor. Curfew is 8 p.m.
9. All residents physically able to work will be required to fill out a job contact sheet weekly and turn it in each Monday morning. All residents will be required to be working by the end of their first 30 days. Six job contacts and six personal follow up visits (revisit location where applications were originally dropped off) per week are required and must be verifiable. Children will need to be placed in school and/or daycare during job search.
Rules 10 through 27 are ‘three strikes and you’re out.’ This means you will receive a verbal warning on the first infraction. On the second infraction; a write-up. On the third infraction, you will be discharged from the Cornerstone program.
10. Sign out whenever you leave the shelter, and sign in when you return.
11. Complete your assigned house chores on time.
12. Complete 3 activities per week. The Life Skills class is mandatory. Optional activities include Church Services and Bible Study & other classes off-site such as anger management classes or support groups upon the administrator’s approval.
13. Do not enter the kitchen unless you have been assigned to work there. We have to answer to the Health Department & this rule is strictly enforced.
14. No panhandling anywhere while you are in the Cornerstone program.
15. No loitering in front of the Cornerstone building, or around the property of our neighbors. Residents who wish to relax outdoors may do so in the designated area behind the facility
16. NO SMOKING ON THE PREMISES. No smoking in front of the shelter or neighborhood businesses; all tobacco related products CAN ONLY be used in the designated area in the back yard. All tobacco and tobacco related products must be stored in food locker only.
17. You must shower & brush your teeth every day. Supplies such as soap and shampoo are provided free charge if you are not working. Residents who do not maintain proper personal hygiene may be required to shower immediately and dress in clean clothes, etc.
18. You must launder your clothes and bedding at least once per week. The laundry room is accessible from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cutoff time for the last load of laundry is 6:00 p.m. After house laundry is done, you may do your own laundry anytime during those hours. You must buy your laundry supplies if employed.
19. No sleeping outside the dorm or individual rooms..
20. No food or beverages in the dorm. Residents must eat and drink in the dining room area only.
21. Proper attire must be worn at all times, including when going from the shower to the dorm or rooms. This means shirt, pants or shorts, and shoes. Proper sleep clothing must be worn when sleeping. We suggest you wear shower slippers when showering.
22. Clothing with objectionable logos/language may not be worn. Objectionable themes include anything obscene, vulgar, demonic, drug, alcohol or sexual related. Clothing includes shirts, vests, pants, jackets, coats and hats.
23. Do not use the food pantry or the kitchen for access to the outside area in back. Access to this area must be through the gate on the side of the building.
24. Women are not allowed in the dorm or resident rooms. If you have a female visitor at the facility, both of you must remain in the foyer or the dining area. There will be no kissing, hugging or other displays of affection inside the facility by residents.
25. Your personal belongings must be placed on top of your bunk before leaving the shelter for the day. Items left on the floor may be thrown away.
26. CD players and other audio gear/TV/Movies may be used only with headphones. Phones must be turned off at 10:00 p.m. T.V./Movies & literature should be of a non-offensive nature. No “R” Rated movies/text/programs/pictures containing violent, sexual/lewd, vulgar language or behavior.
27. Residents are forbidden to fraternize with volunteers, staff or clients on a personal level other than polite conversation. Residents are forbidden to ask any volunteer or staff for money. Needs may be conveyed to staff.
Cornerstone strives to maintain a safe and healthy environment for the residents, and abide by rules and regulations imposed by various state and local agencies. To this end, Cornerstone reserves the following rights:
We have the right to search all residents and their personal belongings in shelter or on the property at any time, without prior notice. This includes lockers, backpacks, satchels and any other container for your belongings. If you refuse the search, you will be discharged immediately. If the search produces contraband, including drugs, alcohol, weapons and/or pornography, you will be discharged immediately.
We have the right to test for drugs and or alcohol at any time, without prior notice. If you refuse the test, you will be discharged immediately. If the test result is positive, you will be discharged immediately.
If you have been discharged for non-compliance with the rules, and/refused shelter, you may appeal the decision. The process is as follows:
Within 72 hours you must submit a written appeal to the administrator. The administrator must respond to your appeal within 72 hours of receiving it. If the administrator rejects your appeal, you may submit an appeal to the executive board of directors within 72 hours of the administrator’s rejection. The executive board must respond to your appeal within 72 hours of receiving it. Their decision is final.
Whether or not you stay at the facility while your appeal is in process, is a decision the administrator will make. It may not be appealed. Appeals to the administrator and/or the executive board of directors should be mailed to: Cornerstone Mission Project ~ 3049 Sycamore Ave. ~ Kingman, AZ 86409
Upon your exit, all medications and personal property being held for you will be returned.
Upon exit, your belongings may be held for you up to 7 days only. After 7 days, they will be disposed of in any manner which Cornerstone Mission Project, Inc. sees fit, including the sale of, donation of or destroying of said items.
If a resident leaves the program before completing set goals or is discharged, he will not be allowed back in the program for 30 days and may only return upon approval of the administrator. Any returnee will be on zero tolerance. NO three strikes.
The shelter is vacated at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You and your case manager will set goals for you to work toward during this time.
Curfew is 8:00 p.m., at which time the front door is locked. If you are out and cannot return to the shelter by 8:00 p.m., you must contact the staff immediately and advise them of this. You will not be allowed into the shelter after 8:00 p.m. unless the circumstances are completely unavoidable and beyond your control ‘Lights out’ is 10:00 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday.
Part of your stay will include community service. This can be done in two ways: purchase $25.00 in common food items (list is on the food board in the multi-purpose room). You can use your SNAP for this purchase. Or, three hours of work at the Mission/Shelter.
IF YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL PROBLEMS YOU MUST REPORT THEM TO STAFF!
Medications that your doctor has prescribed must be surrendered to staff during intake. These medications must be in a standard medication container with the prescription label. Most medications including over the counter meds will be returned. Narcotic’s, Opioid’s, Barbiturate’s or other addictive prescription drugs are locked up for safety and will be available at 8am and 8pm each day.
Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers and cold remedies may be purchased by you, but must be turned over to staff for documenting so that you can keep them with you.
Any prescription medications or un-documented OTC medications possessed by you after intake or initial purchase will be regarded as contraband and will lead to your immediate discharge. All unused medication will be returned to you on exit.
VEHICLES & BICYCLES
If you have an automobile, you must have current registration and insurance, and you must have a valid driver’s license and proof of ownership.
If you have a bicycle, you must keep it locked up in the rear area of the facility. Neither automobiles nor bicycles may be parked or left unattended in parking lots owned by Cornerstone’s neighboring businesses.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)