October 30, 2011

winter shelter at First announced

2011/12 Winter Shelter
We are happy to announce that FPC will once again host a temporary winter shelter starting the evening of December 16. Our goal is to provide more than a roof over the head of some of the most vulnerable that Ladle Fellowship serves. We intend to offer a “Next Step” program for those committed to transitioning off the street. To do this we will need the help of those who are willing to build relationships with our guests and mentor them. We will need volunteer help in the following areas:

(1) providing security and supervision each night
(2) packing bag breakfasts or bringing in evening meals
(3) participating in a time of fellowship with our guests
(4) providing financial sponsorship to offset the costs of the shelter.

Volunteer training will be offered on Saturday, November 19.

Email us at outreach@fpcsd.org to learn more. To volunteer, sign up at the Welcome Center or Usher’s Table or here.

First is hosting a temporary winter shelter again this year. We learned a lot last year. We're weaving this together with a few other projects to hopefully provide the best opportunity for this to be a permanent transition off the streets for our guests. The most exciting, to me, is the "Homeless Assistance Teams", which will be spearheaded by the Downtown Fellowship. Training for the teams and the shelter volunteers will be offered on November 19. Sign up here. We need your help!

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