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December 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
The WE! Shelter officially opens Monday, December 1. 


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 lunch.

YWCA WE! Shelter Address / Map:

1807 E. Wendover Avenue (east of Hwy 29 before English Street), Greensboro, NC
336-333-0175

Enter the driveway and drive to the back of the building, where the entrance to the shelter is marked. Parking is available beside the building.


Supporting the Ministry:

FBC provides volunteers and food for the residents on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings. There are many ways to support the ministry including:

  • Pray for women, the staff and the volunteers
  • Volunteer to be a Check-in/Greeter, a Dinner host, or a Hospitality Volunteer
  • Provide Lunch bags
  • Lead a special activity
  • Donate supplies and other financial support


Want to learn more about the volunteer opportunities? Click links below for some general guidelines and a full description of each type of volunteer opportunity:


*Greeter and Hospitality volunteers must complete a background check within the past three years. The church can provide the background check.  Contact Catherine Scott-Little if you need to complete a background check. Email

Volunteer Training: 

Training is provided for volunteers. Anyone who plans to help at the Shelter should attend the following training session:

  • December 10 from 6:00 – 7:15 in Room 108 C at the church (the back of the Fellowship Hall)


If you need additional information about the training opportunities, contact Catherine Scott-Little.  Email | 856-0623

Donations:

The Shelter is always in need of donations such as paper products, Ranch dressing, other condiments, laundry supplies, etc. If you would like to be placed on an e-mail list to receive a notice of current needs, contact Catherine Scott-Little.  Email

VOLUNTEER!

Interested in volunteering? 
We use a program called SignUp Genus to sign up to volunteer at the Shelter. Click on the buttons below to sign up for a volunteer opportunity.

Shelter Volunteer Sign-up

Shelter Dinner Sign-up

Holiday Sign-up

Bad Weather Sign-up

Wednesday/Saturday Sign-up

Sign Up Genius instructions

Shelter Dinner Menus:

Recommended menus (and recipes for the dishes on the menu) are provided.  It is fine to prepare something different than the suggested menu.  Please contact Louise Burroughs, Shelter Dinner Coordinator, at 681-1934 to discuss such changes or if you have any other questions about serving dinners.

December Menus (PDF)

January Menus (PDF)

February Menus (PDF)

March Menus (PDF)

Questions?

If you are in need of housing, contact Greensboro Urban Ministry at (336) 553-2665.

FBC WE! Shelter Contacts:

Volunteer Coordinators:
Catherine Little - Email | 856-0623
Geneva Metzger - Email | 288-1877
Dinners:
Louise Burroughs - Email | 681-1934
Lunch Bags:
Susan Steelman - Email | 273-9788
Hospitality Volunteers:
Becky Parham - Email | 392-7298
Greeters:
Joanna Sample - Email | 854-8108