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Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter of Bloomington

Shelter Schedule for 2016-17 Season

The Interfaith Emergency Winter Shelter will open on November 1, 2016 and will close after the night of March 31, 2017.

The Shelter is at different locations on different nights of the week. The Shelter opens for guests at 9:00 pm, except on Sunday when the doors open at 8:30 pm. All guests must leave the Shelter by 7:00 am the following morning. In general, guests should not begin waiting to enter the Shelter until about 30 minutes before the doors open. If the weather is particularly bad, the doors may open earlier if enough volunteers have arrived.

Sunday Nights

  • First United Methodist Church
  • 219 E 4th St. (Corner of E. 4th and Washington St.

Monday Nights

  • First United Church
  • 2420 E 3rd St (Near the Corner of E. 3rd St. and Woodscrest Dr.)

Tuesday Nights

  • First United Church
  • 2420 E 3rd St (Near the Corner of E. 3rd St. and Woodscrest Dr.)

Wednesday Nights

  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • 111 S Grant St, (Corner of Grant St. and Kirkwood Ave.)

Thursday Nights

  • First Christian Church
  • 205 E Kirkwood Ave. (Corner of E. Kirkwood Ave. & Washington St.)

Friday Nights

  • First Christian Church
  • 205 E Kirkwood Ave. (Corner of E. Kirkwood Ave. & Washington St.)

Saturday Nights

  • Wheeler Mission Bloomington, Center for Men
  • 215 S. Westplex Ave.(Near the Corner of W. 3rd St. & Westplex Ave.)
  • (Note: All guests will be welcomed at this location at 9:00 pm. After the light meal and smoking break—about 10:10 pm—women guests will have transportation to the Wheeler Center for Women & Children, 400 S. Opportunity Ln.)

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.