Shesler Hall in Sioux City is a home for women with special needs, primarily chronic mental illness. These women are provided a loving home with a private furnished room, meals, 24-hour staff availability, medication supervision, and a variety of other supportive services to assist them in stabilizing and bettering their situation. All this is provided for a monthly fee based upon the individual’s ability to pay, although fees collected from Shesler residents account for only a third of the actual cost of care.
A Matthew 25 grant from the Northwest District, which is made possible with apportionment gifts from United Methodist churches across Iowa, helps to support their Extended Stay Program. This ministry allows deserving residents to live at Shesler Hall at little or no cost beyond the standard thirty days of a typical client.
Executive Director Meg Armstrong indicated that three of their newer residents “would have been forced to find other housing” if the extended stay option were not available. The Extended Stay housing option “has become a critical and essential part of the overall Shesler Hall program offering. We are profoundly grateful for the help and support of the Matthew 25 grant in this mission work.”
Shesler Hall is one of about 100 national mission institutions under the umbrella of the General Board of Global Ministries. Learn more at their website http://www.sheslerhall.com.