TURTLE MOUNTAIN MIKINAAK ODE SHELTER
· It is the policy of Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter and it’s associates to comply with the Fair Housing Act by ensuring that Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter is available to all protected classes.
· You, the person seeking services and shelter from Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter (“Shelter”) agree and understand that any services or facilities provided to you by the Shelter are subject to all the guidelines and policies of this document, any amendments, and any announced guidelines.
· Client understands and agrees that there is no entitlement to any service or shelter provided by the Shelter. The Shelter may deny access to the Shelter services or shelter to any person at any time.
· Client understands and agrees that the Client and Shelter are not entering a landlord-tenant relationship. Mission may change any assigned shelter facilities at any time. Client has no expectation to the use of a particular room, bed, or other facility on Shelter property.
· Reference throughout these Rules and Policies to Shelter “staff” includes any person acting on behalf of the Shelter or working at the Shelter, including but not limited to, employees, officers, directors, volunteers, and independent contractors.
90-DAY PERSONAL SERVICE PLANS
· Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter is an emergency shelter whose primary purpose is to provide temporary or transitional shelter for the homeless.
· Clients may stay up to 90 days after their initial check in date based on compliance of personal service plans. Clients must complete personal service plan with the staff. The client must maintain satisfactory progress towards meeting the goals of the personal service plan during their stay.
· Should the client choose not to establish a personal service plan or fail to comply with the conditions of the plan the client will be terminated from the Shelter services at the end of 14 days.
· Clients will not be allowed to check back into the Shelter for 180 days after their 90-day stay comes to an end.
· Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to grant extension to a client’s 90-day stay for any reason at any time.
SEX OFFENDER ADMISSION POLICY
· Turtle Mountain Ode Shelter does not admit any sex offenders at any time for any reason.
· This includes convicted sex offenders that have satisfied the conditions of their sentence including a requirement to register as a sex offender.
· Clients must disclose to Shelter staff if this policy applies to him or her.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE, POSSESSION, AND TESTING POLICY
· The services provided by Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter is conditioned upon a client’s refrain from the use, sale, transfer, manufacture, distribution or possession of prohibited drugs and alcohol at all times. The term “prohibited drugs” means illegal drugs and controlled substances, illegally obtained prescriptions drugs, misuse of legally prescribed drugs, and drug paraphernalia.
· Clients may be requested to submit to a test for alcohol or prohibited drugs at any time. The client may be requested to submit to testing upon admittance, through randomized testing, or based on reasonable suspicion of use.
· Clients under the influence of alcohol will be suspended from the Shelter services for 10 days.
· Clients who test positive for any illicit substances and/or unauthorized use of prescription medication will be suspended from Shelter property and services for 30 days.
· Drug paraphernalia of any type or method found in a client’s possessions, living area, or on their person will be suspended from Shelter property and services for 30 days.
· After the 30-day suspension is complete, the client must pass a urine test before they can check back into the mission.
· Clients understand and agree that the testing for drugs and alcohol may occur each time before the client leaves Mission property or returns.
· Upon arrival, clients will be scheduled an appointment with staff to complete the intake process.
· If a client misses their rescheduled intake appointment, the client will be suspended from Shelter services for 10 days.
· Suspensions are a minimum of 10 days. Clients cannot be on Shelter property for the duration of those 10 days.
· Clients who are suspended for any drug related incidents will not have access to ANY Shelter services during their suspension. This includes lobby access.
· Suspended clients will not have access to any other Shelter services during their suspension.
· Clients can choose to leave the Shelter which will terminate services provided by the Shelter any time.
· Clients cannot check back into the Shelter for a minimum of 10 days after choosing to check out voluntarily. Extensions may be given as a deemed fit by Shelter staff.
· A client who chooses to leave voluntarily must return their bedding to the laundry room, clean their area, and take all their personal possessions with them.
· Any items left behind after voluntary check out or suspension will be discarded and/or donated to the facility.
· The mission can hold a client’s mail for up to a week.
CLIENT SEARCH POLICY
· Clients understand and agree with all Shelter staff to search their person, personal items, living area, background, or anything that client has brought onto Shelter property.
· Any prohibited items that are found may be disposed of.
· Searches can be conducted at any time and without notice.
· Clients must understand that they are not guaranteed absolute privacy while residing here.
· Clients must breathalyze between 7:00pm-9:45pm every night.
· Bed checks will occur at 10:00pm and throughout the night.
· Clients failure to breathalyze and be in their assigned bed for bed checks will be considered a missed night. Missed nights will result in a 10-day suspension.
· Clients are not allowed to be in the cubical from 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday without prior approval from staff. The cubicle are open 24 hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays, and certain Holidays.
· Clients are not allowed to open; prop open locked security doors for other peoples.
· Clients are not allowed in each other’s cubical area.
· Clients are only permitted one bag of belongings with a maximum of weight of 25lbs.
· Clients must keep their cubical area clean. Clients must make sure their belongings are stored in a neat manner.
· Clients must make their beds every morning. NO Clothing or blankets may be hung on the beds. Closet space and lockers will be provided.
· Clients must help with various tasks around the Shelter when asked.
· Bedding must be washed once a week by shelter, clients will be assigned a day to do so. On the assigned day you must place your bedding (flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase) in the designated area.
· Chores must be done between 4:00 pm-8:00pm. Failure to complete assigned chores daily will result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to a 10-day suspension.
· Chores will not be changed unless a confliction medical note for work schedule is turned into staff.
· Clients must provide the front office with a work schedule if they are employed.
· Clients working overnights will be able to sleep for 10 hours after returning from work.
· Clients working past curfew, must return promptly (within an hour) after the end of their shift to breathalyze.
· Failure to return to the Shelter after their shift will be considered a missed night.
· If a client works during mealtimes, to-go plates can be provided prior to or after a client returns from work.
· Clients must participate in all emergency drills including but not limited to fire, tornado and lock down drills. Failure to participate or follow staff instructions during drills will result in a 10-day suspension.
· In case of an emergency, clients must follow all staff and emergency personnel instructions. Failure to comply with instructions will result in a 10-day suspension.
INJURY, ACCIDENT, AND MISCONDUCT INCIDENT POLICY
· Clients shall report all injuries, accidents, or misconduct incidents to Shelter staff, whether involving him or herself or another person.
· Clients shall cooperate with Shelter staff investigations into the causes or circumstances surrounding injuries, accidents, and misconduct incidents.
· All properly prescribed and over the counter medications must be turned into Shelter staff upon check in. Access to medications will be available as needed.
· TMMOS staff are not responsible for client’s proper or improper use of or failure to use any medications.
· Clients must take prescribed medications according to the client’s medical provider’s instructions.
· If a client needs help filling a prescription medication, they can schedule an appointment with an appropriate staff.
· Medications will be returned upon voluntary check-out or suspension.
· Medications that are not picked up within 7 days of check out or suspension will be properly disposed of.
PERSONAL CARE AND DRESS CODE POLICIES
· Tuberculosis (TB) screenings may be required as determined by Shelter staff.
· Clients must shower daily, and laundry must be done regularly.
· Clients must maintain proper daily living skills and be able to care for self to stay at the Shelter.
· Sleeveless shirts or tank tops are not allowed
· Shorts, skirts, dresses must be no shorter than 2 inches above the knee.
· Clothes worn to expose midriffs, cleavage, or undergarments are not allowed.
· Clothing which displays words, pictures or symbols that advocate or depicts profanity, violence, drugs, alcohol, sex, hate groups or gang affiliation are not allowed.
· No face masks or bandanas that cover the face are not allowed. (This may not be enforced until further notice)
· Alcohol or items containing alcohol-such as mouthwash or hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizers will be at the front office.
· Prohibited drugs or drug paraphernalia
· Personal locks
· Weapons, tools, scissors, sharp objects, rocks etc. Tools that are needed for work purposes can be checked in with the front desk. Clients will be able to check the tools out when they are going to work.
· Extensions cords
· Bar soup
· Aerosol containers and lighter fluid containers. Shaving cream is allowed
· “R” rated movies
· Pornographic or explicit adult pictures, magazines or items.
· Fraternizing (holding hands, hugging, kissing, etc)
· Violence, aggressive behavior, or threats
· Profanity, discriminatory remarks, behaviors, or harassment
· Listening to audio on person devices out loud. Headphones must be worn at all times.
· Destruction of other clients’, Shelter’, or staffs’ property
· The use of tobacco products including but not limited to cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes on Shelters property is forbidden except for in the designated smoking area. The smoking area is in the back of the shelter.
· No food or drinks besides water outside of the Dining room.
· Clients are prohibited from playing cards Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm.
DISCIPLINARY ACTION POLICY
· Clients will be given warning for failing to comply with Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter’s guidelines and policies in this document, and amendments, and announced guidelines, and any staff instructions.
· Warning may be given verbally.
· Clients who receive 4 or more warnings in a 30-day period will be suspended from Shelter services for 10 days.
· Clients understand that they are not guaranteed 4 warnings before the suspension may occur.
· Turtle Mountain Mikinaak Ode Shelter reserves the right to terminate services to any client at any time for any reason.
· Service animals are allowed provided we have space availability and it’s not infringing on other clients and staff’s rights.
· Note from provider stating that this animal is a service animal.
· Immunization records providing the animal is up to date