Sacred Heart Parish will open the Sacred Heart Warming Station
beginning Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 9pm located at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart, 151 Stage Rd. Monroe, NY 10950.
A warming station is a place where those who have nowhere to go can escape the cold; enjoy a hot meal or a bowl of soup and a cup of coffee. The Chapel of the Sacred Heart is a heated facility where those in need of comfort can find refuge from extreme cold weather. It is a place where we can then make referrals to those existing agencies, within the community, that can provide a more permanent solution to homelessness. We are currently seeking volunteers to help with this ministry. HONOR Housing of Middletown (Helping Others Needing Our Resources) will help us by providing technical assistance. Training will be given to all the volunteers. Volunteers will be responsible for screening, logging in, welcoming and serving a meal for guests and will remain over night. Doors will open at 9:00pm and be locked by 9:30pm. If a guest leaves, he/she is not permitted to return until the next evening. Substance abuse will not be tolerated. The police will be aware of our program. All will leave the premises by 7am. We anticipate serving between 5 and 10 guests per night. Males and Females will be separated. The Warming Center operates from November 15th through March 31st. Please contact Betsy Johnston at 845-782-8510 or email email@example.com if you are interested in helping. We will need 60 volunteers. Thank you as we continue to grow as a “community of hope!”