FBC, Greensboro Urban Ministry, the YWCA, and several other congregations partner together to sponsor a Winter Emergency Shelter for homeless women in our community. The YWCA WE! Shelter serves up to 20 women each night. Open from 6:00 pm until 7:00 am, volunteers help the shelter staff to provide a safe, warm place where residents can enjoy a hot evening meal, shower and sleep, and receive a bag of food for the next day’s breakfast and/or lunch.
YWCA WE! Shelter Address / Map:
1807 E. Wendover Avenue (east of Hwy 29 before English Street), Greensboro, NC
Directions: East on Wendover, Cross over Hwy 29, U-turn at the light at Gatewood, Turn Right into first driveway (btw two buildings and difficult to see - - look for a big dumpster).
Parking: Enter the driveway and drive to the back of the building, where the entrance to the shelter is marked. Secure parking is available beside the building.
Shelter Entrance: Located in the back of the building and looks like a loading dock with a large glass window and door.
FBC provides volunteers and food for the residents on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings. There are many ways to support the ministry including:
Supporting the Ministry:
Pray for women, the staff and the volunteers
Volunteer to be a Check-in/Greeter, a Dinner host, a Hospitality Volunteer, or Morning Encourager
Provide Breakfast/Lunch bags
Lead a special activity
Donate supplies and other financial support
Want to learn more about the volunteer opportunities? Click here for a full description of each type of volunteer opportunity:
Training is provided for volunteers. For training opportunities, call Jan Hill at 404-0608.
The Shelter is always in need of donations such as coffee, condiments, laundry supplies, etc. If you would like to be placed on an e-mail list to receive a notice of current needs, please email Catherine Little.