Class of Housing/Services: Provides a homeless day and night shelter.
Bethesda Center provides emergency day and night shelter facilities to the homeless men and women in Winston Salem. We are the area’s only day shelter, touching hundreds of lives every year. Every day at 8:00 AM, Bethesda’s day shelter opens, welcoming the homeless from throughout the community. Day shelter services are for people living on the streets, in the woods and abandoned structures and who are in dire need of our basic services listed below. We recognize the importance of offering a safe place where people are protected from inclement weather – the snow and freezing rain of winter as well as the oppressive heat of summer.
Our day shelter services include: Restrooms and showers Laundry facilities Telephones Mailing address Computer and Internet Client resources and more.
Bethesda is the largest homeless shelter in Winston-Salem with 100 beds. In the year ending in June 2013, we served 835 homeless men and women, including 89 veterans, in the emergency night shelter. We are the area’s only emergency night shelter serving both men and women.
In addition to the services provided through the day shelter, Bethesda’s night shelter services include spiritual growth opportunities (3D: Discussion, Devotion and Dinner) and temporary housing. Bethesda’s night shelter for homeless individuals serves as an entry point back into the community. Qualified clients benefit from supportive services that include: Permanent housing Family reunification Case management Support for mental and physical health care through collaboration
Hours of Operations Day Shelter Hours: 8 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday Winter months: If there is precipitation and the temperature or wind factor is at or below 42 degrees, the day shelter is opened 6:30 am to 7 pm Summer months: If the temperature is above 85 degrees, the day shelter is opened 8 am to 7 pm.
Night Shelter Hours: 7 pm to 6:30 am Monday through Sunday Winter months of December through March: The City of Winston-Salem operates an overflow shelter to accommodate an enhanced number of people seeking shelter. Individuals may contact Bethesda for more information.
Client Intake: Mon-Fri 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. No intake on weekends.
Helpful Definitions For Bethesda Center For The Homeless - Day Shelter & Night Shelter:
Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless and low income persons. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day. Meals and other supportive services are often offered. 3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.
Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities. Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered. Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.
How To Volunteer at Bethesda Center For The Homeless - Day Shelter & Night Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Bethesda Center For The Homeless - Day Shelter & Night Shelter at 336-722-9951 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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