Interfaith Winter Shelter
The Interfaith Winter Shelter is an emergency “overflow” shelter for homeless adults in Hampshire County, offering warm beds and hot meals from November through April. The 20-bed site is located in the basement of a professional office building at 43 Center Street in Northampton. A 6-bed annex in Easthampton accommodates the shelter’s overflow.
The shelter is a cooperative effort between The Friends, the City of Northampton, ServiceNet, and Soldier On. ServiceNet provides professional staffing, and Soldier On provides transportation of guests to the annex. Two nurses who work for Health Care for the Homeless at Mercy Hospital in Springfield monitor the health of the guests, make referrals as needed, and ensure that they are taking their medication. In addition, more than 300 volunteers provide meals, provide overnight support, and much more.
For more information on how you can help, visit our Volunteer page.