Home Sweet Home Ministries


Shelter Services

Our Emergency Shelter Services at 303 E. Oakland Avenue offers shelter, food, clothing, case-management and other supportive services to individuals and families in need.


Check-in Requirements:

In order to check in to receive Emergency Shelter Services of Home Sweet Home Ministries, individuals must:


  1. Schedule an interview with a case manager to verify eligibility.
  2. Have a valid photo State ID or Driver's License.
  3. Receive a clearance card from the Bloomington Police Department the day of check-in.
  4. Complete paperwork at the reception desk upon acceptance to Home Sweet Home.


Individuals without a valid photo ID will not be able to obtain a clearance card from the Bloomington Police Department, and therefore will not be able to receive residential emergency shelter services. Adherance to these procedures ensures that Home Sweet Home is a safe environment for everyone. While receiving Emergency Shelter Services, residents are matched with a caseworker who assists with housing, daycare, employment and referral services. 


Hundreds of individuals achieve independence each year with the help they receive from staff at Home Sweet Home.


Emergency Shelter Services include:


  • Over 90 comfortable beds
  • Beds reserved for Veterans
  • Separate rooms for families with children when available (mothers or fathers with children)
  • Three meals each day in our dining room
  • Clothing and linens as needed
  • Toiletries
  • Showers 


Individuals or families seeking emergency shelter services must schedule an interview time with a case manager to verify eligibility prior to checking in. Clients may check in 24 hours daily, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For questions, call 309-828-7356 or contact hshinfo@hshministries.org

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