WHI = Women's Homelessness Initiative
Every Thursday night for the past 5+ years St. Barnabas has hosted 20 women who are experiencing homelessness. Our 20 guests are provided dinner and safe overnight sanctuary. We have many volunteers from both within our church community and outside who help with setting up cots, making and serving dinner, making breakfast bags and staying overnight.
Right now, we are seriously short of volunteers who are able and willing to spend the night. Staying overnight is not a difficult task. The typical overnight shift is from 8:30 pm to about 6:30 am. Lights go out and all activity ceases at 9:00 pm. Our two overnight volunteers are provided with a cot, sheets, pillow and blankets just like our guests and are generally able to sleep during most of the night. We seldom have an emergency during the night that requires the assistance of the volunteers! With the addition of 2 or 3 overnight volunteers, there will be no need for any one person to stay overnight more than once a month. Please consider serving in this very significant ministry. Please contact-us for more information and/or to volunteers, or call Timothy Hepp at 303-320-8329.
Learn more about CHUM and WHI here: http://chumdenver.com/WHI.html