Unity Shelter

About Unity Shelter


A Local Need

Unity Shelter recognizes that there are nearly 1,000 men, women & children in our area who do not have a safe shelter to call home. We are determined to harness our love, concern & care to change that unacceptable fact.  Through collaboration & teamwork we will demonstrate the “unity in our community” to help those in need. 


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Unity Shelter is a new corporation that just recently received it’s 501(c)3 not-for-profit status (est. January 2020).  The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis was previously the temporary fiscal agent while Unity Shelter was waiting for independent non-profit status. Unity shelter has a very specific mission to help provide housing for those in our community who have none.  While new, our leadership, the need, programsvolunteers, services & friends are not new at all to our area.

For decades, local religious institutions and volunteers have been providing the leadership, financial and operational support needed to run existing programs like the Mens ShelterRoom at the Inn & SafePlace.  As the needs for affordable and transitional housing grew, it became clear that we needed to bring these disparate programs together into one organization to provide consistent leadership, leverage existing resources, expand/broaden fundraising efforts, raise awareness, share best practices and more. 


Jill McAllister, Unity Shelter President, led an effort to create a board to co-found this umbrella organization.  We hope to expand desperately needed shelter options for those who do not have a safe place to call home.  We believe we can achieve this goal by collaborating with government, business, health and religious institutions throughout our community. 




We appeal to your own empathy, time, talent and financial resources to help us care for those in need.  Please join us by donating your time and/or money!  Together we can demonstrate the “unity in our community.” 

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Online Donations

YOU make a difference! Your financial donations to Unity Shelter are critical to providing safe shelter for those experiencing homelessness through The Mens Shelter, SafePlace & Room at the Inn. People, like you and me, who are down and need a helping hand.  

100% of your donations are spent directly on meeting operational needs.  Your donations are used to pay rent, fund staffing, hire case managers, build microshelters, pay for permits and more. Unity Shelter guards and manages the entrusted funds from donations and grants with extreme care.

Unity Shelter now has its own 501(c)3 not-for-profit status. Thank you for your generosity!