Winter Nights Shelter 2018

 

St. Andrew’s, First Congregational Church, Lafayette Christian, First Presbyterian Church and Hamonah Presbyterian are all co-hosting the Winter Nights Shelter from Monday, April 23 through Monday, May 7 at St. Andrew’s Celebration Center.   With your help, we can provide a warm, safe haven for homeless families with children during their two-week stay.

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.

To learn more about the various volunteer opportunities and to sign up click on the links below.  Signups will also be available after worship service on Sundays.

Homework-Children’s Activities

Meal Prep & Serve Teams

Overnight Stays

Set Up & Take Down

Wash Family Towels

Weekend Activities

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 May.  Those served by the program move every two weeks from on congregation to the next during this period.  The program serves those most at risk in the cold weather:  families with children and seniors.