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The Inn from the Cold Emergency Overflow Program

Would you like to help provide people nighttime shelter during the cold months?

Would you be interested in joining members of Troy Downtown-Area Churches and Joseph’s House & Shelter in their efforts to do just that?

Every night up to 15 guests of Joseph’s House, accompanied by a staff member and at least one, preferably two, volunteers sleep overnight in a local church hall to make space at our busy shelter. If you are available for a few over-night shifts between November 12, 2018 through April 11, 2019, please get in touch. You need to be available between the hours of 9:30PM and 7:30AM. Beds and linens are provided, and guests are encouraged to play cards or a game, or chat with our guests, over a snack. If you cannot stay overnight, you can also support the program by providing snacks.

On the coldest nights, the off-site emergency shelter is especially important because it means we more space for Code Blue guests at our Ferry Street shelter. Contact Janet Douglass, 518-272-2544 for more information about “Inn From the Cold”, a volunteer program providing temporary additional shelter in space supplied by downtown Troy Churches during the coldest 5 months of the year.