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Emergency Winter Shelter

Stillwater Emergency Winter Shelter at Trinity Lutheran Church

Make-up Information and Volunteer Training Session Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Garden Room at Trinity

While they were there, the time came to deliver her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth and laid him in a manager because there was no room for them in the Inn.    – Luke 2: 6-7 (NRSV)

The Christmas story is significant in may ways, not the least—the family had to seek emergency winter shelter in a stable.  Many in our community face the same emergency shelter need during the winter months. Trinity is partnering in a community initiative that includes the Stillwater area faith community, civic groups, service organizations, Washington County Community Host team, and individuals called to provide potential life-saving shelter to those experiencing homelessness. Volunteer training sessions are scheduled in January, as below.

Daytime Warming Space and Overnight Winter Shelter location will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater from Feb. 2 through March 7, 2020.

Daytime Warming Space open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and

Overnight Winter Shelter open when the forecast is for 10 below zero Fahrenheit for more than three hours from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m.

NOTE: Emergency Winter Shelter is available at St. Andrews Community Resource Center in Mahtomedi through Feb. 1, 2020.

Make-up information and volunteer training session is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Garden Room at Trinity, for those who did not attend on Jan. 7.

The session will cover :

  • Shelter organization and logistics
  • Communication plan
  • Volunteer host boundaries and confidentiality
  • Volunteer roles, responsibilities and expectations
  • Finalize individual volunteer roles, tasks and work schedules

Please make every effort to attend this important training session.

Questions? Contact John Hodler, Jeff Anderson or Roger Funk.

Photo credit Don Trueman, Paramount Pixels.

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