The YWCA WE Shelter at Summit House has closed for the 2012-2013 season. We greatly appreciate every volunteer who worked at the shelter, provided food or breakfast bags, donated supplies, and/or supported the shelter in any other way! We served 69 women between December 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013. Many of the participants were able to find housing and/or jobs during the time they stayed at the shelter.
FBC partnered with Greensboro Urban Ministry, the YWCA, and several other congregations to sponsor a Winter Emergency Shelter for homeless women in our community. This was our fourth year to support this ministry. The YWCA WE Shelter at Summit House served up to 25 women each night and was located off Yanceyville Street north of Cornwallis. The shelter was open from 6:00 pm until 7:00 am each night. Secure parking was available beside the building.
Shelter Address / Map:
YWCA WE! Shelter at Summit House
2505 Fairview Avenue
Supporting the Ministry:
FBC provided volunteers and food for the residents on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings. There are many ways to support the ministry including:
Praying for women, the staff and the volunteers
Volunteering to be a Check-in/Greeter, be a Dinner host, provide Breakfast bags, or serve as an Overnight Assistant
Leading a special activity
Donating supplies and other financial support
Training is available for volunteers: Training Audio - click to listen . . .
Basic Training - Lindy Garnette & Jan Hill, YWCA WE Shelter
Compassionate Boundaries/Compassion Fatigue - Jeni Powelll & Katie Wangelin, Women's Resource Center
Periodically the Shelter is in need of donations such as personal hygiene supplies, laundry supplies, etc. If you would like to be placed on an e-mail list to receive a notice when supply donations are needed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.