The Bristol Homeless Shelter was founded in 1984 as the Bristol Emergency Shelter and Housing Coalition. It is a 25 bed emergency shelter for men, women and children which provides food, shelter, case-management and referral services.
The goal of the Bristol Homeless Shelter is to provide temporary emergency shelter to persons experiencing homelessness and to provide them with a safe, stable base from which to get and keep a job, enable children to return to school and to provide relief from the emotional and moral violence that often accompanies homelessness.
"The purpose of the Corporation is to promote effective community response to the housing and emergency shelter needs of low and middle-income groups in the city of Bristol"
- From the St. Vincent de Paul Mission Shelter website