Welcome to Van Buren Center!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Van Buren Center is to provide safe emergency shelter to individuals in our community experiencing a homeless crisis. The programs and services available connect these individuals with the resources and support they need to resolve their housing crisis.


We protect basic human rights and meet human needs by providing safe shelter. We instill hope and provide support to our guests for their long-term success by serving each individual with dignity, compassion, and respect.

Programs We Offer 



The Van Buren Center serves Single Adult Women, Men, and Families. Our main objective is to offer the resources and services these individuals need to stabilize and maintain independent housing while providing access to those supportive services needed in order to achieve the highest possible standard of living.


  • Case Management
  • Employment Support
  • Meal Service
  • Housing Search Assistance 

2020 Basic Needs CSB/YMCA

Volunteer & Donations

Want more information about volunteering or donations? Visit our YMCA Shelter Services Volunteer Hub!


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Join us and be apart of our efforts to make a difference in the community! 

How You Can Help

Donations Needed:

  • Shampoo (Travel Size)
  • Body Wash (Travel Size)
  • Deodorant 
  • Diapers (Size 5 & 6)
  • Depends (All Sizes)
  • Towels/Washcloths