Churches are turned into temporary shelters, providing services on the average of 3-5 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.
5:00-6:00 p.m. Check-in at church host site (identification is required)
In-take & assessment for needs is completed by ministry leaders for week. Evening dinner host prepare meal.
6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner and Fellowship time. Clean up from dinner and preparation for breakfast & lunch bags is done. Items laid out for next day.
8:00-10:00 p.m. FREE TIME!
10:00 p.m. Lights Out / Quiet Time
7:00 a.m. Wake-up Call / Coffee made
Bagged lunch or food card provided
8:00 a.m. Exit ( all guest are asked to clean up their personal area, leave the church property, and may return at 5 p.m.)
Please Note: Oftem temperatures in the winter are below freezing and homeless guest do not have any place to go during daytime hours, if you are church facility without high volume of traffic please consider allowing guest to stay later or some form of intervention.
And as we are meeting the needs of the homeless, we must NEVER let it take precedence over sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ!