Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter

401 West Vine Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

(740) 392-9277
Class of Housing/Services: Shelter during winter months from November through April

General Information:
Emergency Homeless Shelter operating November - April each winter season. Providea a cold weather shelter for men in Knox County no matter what their circumstances are, in which they are treated with dignity and provided a warm and safe environment. Our hours of operation is 10:00 pm - 7:00 am with volunteers showing up at 9:00 pm to set up cots and personal hygiene items. Guests must be gone by 7:00 am to allow time for the Church to use the building for other programs. We do not do background checks on guests because we believe that as Christians we should accept anyone into our shelter.

Helpful Definitions For Winter Sanctuary Homeless 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.

How To Volunteer at Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter:
Be a volunteer. Call Winter Sanctuary Homeless Shelter at (740) 392-9277 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: 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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