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A one hour training session for Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter volunteers will be held on Monday, January 26 starting at 7:00 pm in the Great Hall at First Christian Church.  The training is designed for folks who’ve already worked at the winter shelter but have not yet had the opportunity to be trained, and folks who have not yet volunteered by are interested in learning more about winter shelter volunteer opportunities.  First Christian Church is located at 205 E. Kirkwood (N.E. corner of Kirkwood and Washington).  Please enter through the Washington Ave. door.  The Great Hall is up one flight of stairs on the 2nd floor.

Also, open mic to benefit the homeless of Bloomington, Jan 31 6-8pm at Fairview United Methodist Church:

Fairview Youth Open Mic Flier 2015

Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter Schedule

November 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015
Locations of the Shelter Each Night 2014-15 Season

Saturday Night:

First United Church 2420 E. Third St. (Near the corner of Third Street and Woodscrest Dr.)

Sunday Night:

First United Methodist Church 219 E. 4th St. (on 4th Street between Lincoln and Washington Streets)

Monday Night:

First United Church 2420 E. Third St. (Near the corner of Third Street and Woodscrest Dr.)

Tuesday Night:

First United Church 2420 E. Third St. (Near the corner of Third Street and Woodscrest Dr.)

Wednesday Night:

Trinity Episcopal Church 111 S. Grant St. (on Kirkwood)

Thursday Night:

First Christian Church 205 E. Kirkwood (corner of Washington)

Friday Night:

First Christian Church 205 E. Kirkwood (corner of Washington)

The Shelter opens for guests each night at 9:00 pm. Guests should arrive for check-in by 10:00 pm. Guests are required to leave the Shelter premises by 7:00 am the following morning.

Note: On Sunday night, the Shelter doors will open at 8:30 pm for a meal.


 

Interfaith Winter Shelter – We need your Help!

We are currently training for the 2014-2015 season!

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We need volunteers to offer hospitality and a warm, safe place to sleep for our homeless guests. Can YOU help on a 3 hour shift? Give support and encouragement to our guests who have no place to sleep?

Contact btowninterfaithwintershelter@gmail.com for more information on upcoming training.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a low-barrier winter shelter for homeless individuals in Monroe County from November 1 through March 31, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week. Our purpose is to offer a warm, safe place to those who have no place to go and do not meet admission requirements for other shelter sites in this community.

The Shelter is currently recruiting volunteers and accepting donations for the 2013-2014 season. We welcome your participation as volunteer, donor, or community partner in a collaborative effort that is strengthened by the whole community’s involvement.