The mission of the ShelterCare Consumer Council is to increase the involvement of program participants in ShelterCare and in the broader community and to empower participants with a coordinated consumer voice, in order to maximize their overall quality of life.
What is the ShelterCare Consumer Council?
The Consumer Council is a group of individuals who use ShelterCare’s programs and services. Agency consumers, or clients, work to educate themselves and the community on how best to support people in need. The Council meets monthly.
Who can participate?
Anyone enrolled in ShelterCare’s programs is welcome to attend the monthly meetings.
The council discusses issues of concern to ShelterCare consumers.
Recent topics include:
* Surviving trauma and abuse
* The value of social activities and outings
* Improving communication with local law enforcement agencies
* The creation of organizational policies
Consumer Council Non-Violence Statement
ShelterCare is a non-violent community. As a community that strives to be safe and respectful, we do not support gossiping, talking about other people, making fun of other people, or sarcastic remarks. We make every effort to address our issues with other people directly and privately. If we’re not able to do this, we seek support to improve our problem-solving skills. We are kind, caring and compassionate with each other. We do not support any acts of violence in our community, including swearing, yelling, harassing, threatening, hitting, hurting oneself or others, or making anyone a victim of our behavior.