During the winter months, United Way of York County oversees a collaboration with Bethel United Methodist Church's accommodations for homeless men. Winter 2018-2019 marks the twelfth winter that United Way of York County, SC has coordinated this vital program to serve the homeless.
Shelters in York County are scarce and the number of homeless individuals is steadily rising. The Warming Center provides a warm, safe, dry place for men to sleep during the coldest months of the year- November through April. The Center provides emergency shelter during the winter months when other year-round homeless shelters are filled to capacity. Nightly, the men are provided a meal prepared by volunteers, fellowship, a place for their personal belongings, shower facilities, and a warm bed. Additionally, case management and follow-up care is given to men to address their long-term needs as space becomes available in appropriate programs in our community.
*The Men's Warming Center opened November 11, 2018.
To support the Men's Warming Center, you can make a contribution online or text CHANGE to 71777.
- Serve dinner
- Provide breakfast
- Assist with Check-in
- Laundry volunteer- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donation list includes: Men's underware (M-3XL), men's tee shirts, sweat pants, sweat shirts/hoodies, socks, razors, deodorant, cleaning supplies, and room deodorizers.
Contact James Jeter, email@example.com for more information.