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 22 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.
Men’s Shelter Neighborhood Letter (last updated 2015)
Check out the sample neighborhood letter above. It shares a brief history of this partnership, how the shelter operates, and includes a personal testimony from a 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 Patricia or Sonja at the addresses listed above if you are interested in providing a meal for the men. (They enjoy the friendly conversations as much as the meal!)