Mary’s Place Shelter
Can you imagine being homeless, with children, and no safe place to go? Mary’s Place is a drop-in day program that provides breakfast, lunch, showers, and laundry facilities.
Discussion groups, classes, and on-site services contribute to physical and emotional health. However, Mary’s Place is closed at night. Host congregations like SPCUMC become Mary’s Place Shelter for a week at a time. We volunteer to provide dinner and breakfast, evening activities for the children and assistance with homework while offering a respite for mothers. In addition, two adults (at least one woman from the church) spend each night at the church.
We have the opportunity to help shelter homeless women and their children here at Sand Point Community United Methodist Church. Host one evening, bring or serve one meal or more, stay overnight to provide a safe overnight haven for these women and their children. You are invited to make a difference in the lives of these women and children.
- prepare and serve dinner (before 6 pm) or weekend breakfast
- provide hospitality —planning & leading activities for the children (5-8 pm)
- stay overnight (7:30 pm-7 am)
- deliver clean linens to the next shelter on Tuesday
Background checks will be conducted by the church staff and required for all volunteers prior to the event.
This is a special opportunity. Whether you contribute one meal, one evening of hospitality, or one overnight, you won’t be disappointed!
For more information about Mary’s Place Shelter visit their website at www.marysplaceseattle.org