Interfaith Shelter Network 2023

Interfaith Shelter Network 2023

by Ken B., Lay Leader

After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, Pacific Beach UMC is pleased to once again be hosting the Interfaith Shelter Network from January 28 – February 11, 2023. In this program, more than 200 homeless men, women, and children in San Diego receive shelter and other services for a two-week period. Our sheltered guests will arrive Saturday, February 28, to officially launch the start of the two weeks here at PB UMC.

Each of the guests in the Interfaith Shelter Network is pre-screened and receives additional case management support as they endeavor to get their lives on more solid footing. Our guests will be at the church from 5:00pm in the evening to 7:00am the next morning each day during their two-week stay. They will sleep at the church and shower at the church. They will eat their breakfasts and dinners at the church. Carrying a healthy sack lunch, each guest leaves during the day for work, job hunting, to go to school, or for Sunday worship services.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities: overnight supervisors, dinner hosts, lunch hosts, set-up volunteers on January 28 (including luggage and cots pick-up), and clean-up on February 11 (shelter break-down and washing bed linens).

To sign up for one or more volunteers slots, please visit this SignUp Genius page.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Ken B. through the Church Office.