For the past six years, Union Gospel Mission, Emmanuel Bible Church, and Mosaic Community Church have partnered to operate a seasonal emergency men’s shelter in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood. This past year, the shelter season ran from November 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. During that period, a total of 54 individual men were given space to sleep off the streets, and over a dozen of our guests transitioned to employment and permanent housing.
We expect to host another great year of the shelter, with new partners, beginning November 1, 2018!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in providing a meal for these 20 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!)