Warming Center

Stevens Point, WI 4/10/2017 

The Stevens Point Warming Center has just finished it's first successful season sheltering those in need. We would like to thank the Intercession Episcopal Church for offering a warm place to stay for everyone in our community! We enjoyed partnering with you! That location is now up for sale.

Warming Shelter

We are very excited to have Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church offer the use of their space to continue to provide shelter for everyone in need during the cold Wisconsin winter months! If you are wanting to get involved for next season here is how:

Warming Center Needs Volunteers

Homelessness is on the rise in the country, and this includes Stevens Point. Because of this steady rise, the Hope Center has often been at capacity and people have been sleeping unsheltered. Keeping these people off the streets, out of jail, and safe is not easy and needs the support of volunteers like you.

How Can I Get Involved And Help?

Shifts run from 8:30 PM - 2:00 AM, and 2:00 AM - 6:30 AM with one or two volunteers per shift. In addition, there will be intake staff present to assist the volunteers and guests. What is important is having enough volunteers throughout this winter season to truly make a difference in this community.

Advocacy

Knowledge is power and getting the word out is important. The more people that know of the homeless concern in our “back yard”, the more people are willing to help.

Funding

Despite the number of volunteers and the efforts of ECI, the Warming center does have a meager budget. Capital is needed to keep the center operating and healthy. We accept monthly sponsors, one time gifts, and church offerings to help support the shelter.

What Can I Do Now!

If you are interested in any way, please contact us with any questions you may have.  You can sign up to volunteer, donate or both.