WINTER NIGHTS SHELTER
WINTER NIGHTS SHELTER 2019
February 11 – February 25
“The minimum requirement for a dream is a safe place to lay your head.”
Olu Timehin Adegbeye – Writer, Activist
St. Timothy’s and Beth Chaim Congregation are once again co-hosting the Winter Nights Shelter from Monday, February 11 through Monday, February 25.
How we help: With the help of the parish and Beth Chaim volunteers, St. Timothy’s will open the Parish Hall and kitchen to become a Winter Nights Shelter serving approximately 35 guests. St. Timothy’s parishioners will be responsible for the first week and Beth Chaim will take the second week. Set-up and break-down of the Shelter will be a joint effort among Beth Chaim and St. Timothy’s volunteers. We will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner; laundry services; showers; assistance with homework; space for play and relaxation and other needed services. Transportation, counseling, and other important services are provided by Winter Nights Shelter program.
To learn more about the various volunteer opportunities and to sign up online click on the links below. Signups will also be available between services.
The Need: On any given night there are almost 7,000 homeless men, women and children in Contra Costa County. 68% are part of a homeless family with children. Unfortunately, there is not enough shelter space in Contra Costa County.
What is Winter Nights Shelter? Operated by the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, the Winter Nights Shelter program is a rotating homeless shelter that uses the facilities and helping hands of over 30 faith organizations to provide shelter for homeless families from October through June. Those served by the program move every two weeks from one congregation to the next during this period. The program serves those most at risk in the cold weather: families with children and seniors.
For more information contact Joann Oliver at 925-808-8810 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Winter Nights Shelter and the Interfaith Coalition of Contra Costa County go to http://www.cccwinternights.org/