Programs & Services
MESI provides three main programs to the community—emergency shelter, supportive housing, and homelessness rental assistance. The Caroline Peine Transitional Shelter provides emergency shelter for the Manhattan and Riley County area. This includes any individual or household relocating to the community from surrounding areas. These counties may include Clay, Geary, Pottawatomie, Marshall, and Wabaunsee. The Supportive Housing Program provides permanent housing to homeless individuals in Riley County. The Homeless Rental Assistance Program assists households in Riley County or Manhattan that are transitioning from homelessness and/or in housing crisis to stable living environments. For more information on these programs, please visit their respective pages under the Programs & Services tab.