Walworth County Emergency Homeless Shelter still seeks volunteers
DELAVAN Wesley Woods in Williams Bay recently joined as a host site of the Walworth County Emergency Homeless Shelter, a network of area churches and organizations that take turns using their buildings as a shelter for the homeless for 35 weeks during the winter. Besides providing a place to sleep, shelter volunteers help steer individuals to job training, education, counseling and even temporary housing. But a sluggish economy has taken its toll on more people, and Deb Weber, shelter coordinator, says additional organizations and volunteers are needed.
In a release, Weber noted the homeless shelter is looking for people to donate time and experience in a variety of areas, including hosting shelter sites, preparing meals and providing transportation. Those interested in volunteering or hosting a shelter site can call Weber at (262) 215-3451.
Those in need of shelter should call (262) 903-WARM (9276).
The Walworth County Emergency Homeless Shelter also has a Facebook site. To view, click HERE.
Hosting sites for the Walworth County Emergency Homeless Shelter for the rest of this winter are:
Jan. 8-14: Chapel on the Hill, N2240 Ara Glen Drive, Lake Geneva
Jan. 15-21: St. John's Lutheran Church, 104 S. Broad St., Elkhorn
Jan. 22-28: First Baptist Church, 212 S. Main St., Delavan
Jan. 29-Feb. 4: Creek Road Community Church, W7778 Creek Road, Delavan
Feb.5-11: The River of Life Christian Church, 405 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan
Feb.12-18: Christ Episcopal Church, 503 E. Walworth Ave., Delavan
Feb. 19-25: St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 107 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn
Feb.26-March 3: Sugar Creek Lutheran Church, N5690 Cobblestone Road, Elkhorn
March 4-10: St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 137 Dewey Ave., Fontana
March11-17: Inspiration Ministries, N2270 State Highway 67, Walworth
March 18-24: St. John's Lutheran Church, Elkhorn
March 25-31: Chapel on the Hill, Lake Geneva
April 1-7: Delavan United Methodist Church, 213 S. 2nd St., Delavan
April 8-14: First Baptist Church, Delavan
April15-21: Creek Road Community Church, Delavan
April 22-28: The River of Life Christian Church, Delavan
April 29-May5: Christ Episcopal Church, Delavan
May 6-12: St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Elkhorn
May 13-19: Sugar Creek Lutheran Church, Elkhorn
May 20-26: Chapel on the Hill, Lake Geneva