Providing life-saving shelter and support to individuals and families in Adams County.
This shelter and support is provided to both homeless families and homeless individuals in our community. We do this by opening the doors of host churches, whose volunteers provide fellowship, three meals a day and a warm place to sleep. In addition to that, an experienced Case Manager works with each individual or family to help them attain and sustain housing for themselves and their families.
CWC is a hand up -- not a hand out. Our program provides emergency shelter to both the individual and families that are experiencing homelessness in our community. We provide the safe and warm place to sleep, three meals a day, and individualized case management. This allows our guests to focus on self sufficiency that will allow them to successfully obtain and sustain housing for themselves and their loved ones.
A Warm Place to Sleep
Each guest has a safe, warm, and personal place to sleep, with a pillow and blankets. As much privacy is afforded as the facility allows. Families with children that enter the program are housed together. CWC is the only shelter that is open to single men and women and to families!
Three Meals a Day
CWC provides a community that is committed to the success of the individual and family. Each day our volunteers prepare breakfast and a bag lunch for our guests to take with them as they head out for their day of house hunting, job hunting, or work. Each night we sit down with our guests to a warm meal provided by volunteers and share it in a community of people invested in the success of our guests.
CWC is not a hand out it provides a hand up to our homeless nieghbors. The ministry provides individual case management. This aspect of our program allows focused and individualized effort to be concentrated on those things that are contributing to, or have caused homelessness, for the family or individual. This ministry had a 60% success rate at attaining sustainable housing for our guests last season.