ANSIL is organized for the purpose of providing shelter, services, support, and advocacy to individuals seeking to change the circumstances of their lives. These individuals include but are not limited to young adults seeking the skills and training necessary to gain independence; transgender persons seeking to transition to a gender and life consistent with inner awareness; homeless individuals seeking to obtain and retain permanent housing.
What We Do
Making A Difference
ANSIL Service Center
Homeless individuals and families frequently have a difficult time exiting poverty and ending homelessness. ANSIL Service Center offers a variety of services which improve the quality of life for people living on the streets, and may give them a start toward finding a job and moving off the streets. The center provides over 1650 services each month
Individuals may take a shower each day during center hours.
Homeless and low income folks may do one load of laundry each week.
Are available on Mondays.
Individuals may receive one change of clothing laundry each week from our clothing bank.
There is a furniture bank where individuals and families who are moving off the streets into an apartment or house may “shop” for free. Donations of gently used household furniture and kitchenware are accepted and redistributed to families moving off the streets.
Hours: 8AM to 1PM Mon-Fri
10A to 1PM Saturday
Helping At-Risk Young Adults
ANSIL Hall – Transitional housing in a 4 bedroom Coed Dorm. Priority given to adults ages 18-20 who are enrolled full time to complete High School.
Criteria for selection:
Very low income
Homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness
Full-time enrollment and attendance at High School
Willing to attend case management, classes, and workshops for up to 2 years
Some programs for 18-24-year-olds
Regular case management
Monthly life skills classes and practical skills gatherings
Regular house meetings (if living in the group setting)
Rental Assistance Programs
Housing in own apartment, support and training for individuals and families who have very low income, and are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Housing assistance can include:
Community living in ANSIL Hall (30% of income, if any, for a bedroom shared with two others)
Graduated rental assistance when transitioning from ANSIL community living into own apartment.