For the past seven years, Union Gospel Mission and Emmanuel Bible Church have partnered to operate a seasonal emergency men’s shelter in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. Each year, from November through April, we host up to 25 men in the basement level of the church. Church and community members provide friendship and nightly meals, and professional staff from UGM offer operational supervision and a wide variety of social services.
The 2018-2019 shelter season has now concluded, and we are so grateful to all the many individuals and organizations that contributed to our great success this past year. For more details, check out the 2018-2019 Men’s Shelter Report produced by Union Gospel Mission staff.
Want to get involved in the next shelter season? Contact Emmanuel shelter coordinator, Patricia Kloster, to find out more about serving the nightly meal! firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Shelter Neighborhood Letter (last updated 2015)
Check out the neighborhood letter above. It shares a brief history of this partnership, how the shelter operates, and includes an amazing testimony from the current UGM shelter manager.
We would love for you to get involved!
Donated items can be left on the marked rack in the Emmanuel foyer on Sunday mornings. Please click the link above for a complete list of needs.
In addition to donations, another way that individuals can serve the men in the shelter is by cooking and serving a dinner (volunteers provide a full meal each night of the shelter season). Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in providing a meal for these 22 men, or if you can help to serve the food on a given night. (The men enjoy the friendly conversations as much as the meal!)