Churches are turned into temporary shelters, providing services on the average of 3-7 days.
The Emergency Overnight Sheltering Program (EOS) is in place to provide the homeless men and women in our area a free, safe, clean place to bathe, sleep, receive an evening meal, breakfast & bagged lunch following day, and gain access to free resources in Brunswick County. Two volunteers stay overnight with the guest and one remains awake at all times for safety reasons.
A Typical Day at StreetReach:
5:00-6:00 p.m. Check-in at church host site (identification is required)
In-take & assessment for needs is completed
6:30-7:00p.m. Mandatory showers (churches that are equipped with showers)
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Fellowship time
8:00-10:00 p.m. FREE TIME!
10:00 p.m. Lights Out / Quiet Time
7:00 a.m. Wake-up Call
Bagged lunch or food card provided
7:30 a.m. Exit ( all guest are asked to clean up their personal area, leave the church property, and may return at 5 p.m.)
And as we are meeting the needs of the homeless, we must NEVER let it take precedence over sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ!