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Who is Severe Weather Shelter Network?

Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with other community organizations and agencies to provide emergency overnight shelter on life threatening winter nights for individuals living on the streets.

Local churches provide Host Sites where our guests spend the night, enjoy a hot, homemade meal and warm, friendly conversation around the table. Our guests experience a safe, warm environment for the overnight hours and are connected to other resources as their needs become known.

We are a Christian ministry welcoming all volunteers who share our passion and compassion for individuals experiencing homelessness. We do not expect volunteers to share our faith, but instead welcome them into a journey of serving together.

Letter from Executive Director                                  Friday, June 9, 2017


So many people I visit with have the misconception that once our sheltering season is completed that Severe Weather Shelter Network just takes the next 5 months off. Not the case at all...
 
The spring and summer months are a very busy time for us. We have two tasks that we focus on during this season. First and foremost we meet with all of our partners to say thank you and to evaluate the past season together. This is how we grow and learn to do things better the next season. 
 
Our second task is to build Community Networks. We have a vision for building Community Networks of partner organizations and agencies that work together to provide immediate access to resources that meet the emergent needs of our guests...including housing. There are many questions to be answered and relationships to be built. Can you imagine with me what it would be like to walk with one of our guests from shelter to apartment and job?
 
We believe it is possible. This is what we work on during the off season. Relationships. Refuge that leads to relationships that leads to restoration. That is the ministry of Severe Weather Shelter Network.  
 
Coveting your on-going prayers,
 
Lynn Ann Huizingh
Executive Director 
   
Homeless Connections
Severe Weather Shelter Network partners with organizations and agencies in order to assist our guests in connecting to resources that can help them take steps to a more safe and stable lifestyle.
Guests can go through Partner Connections using the information made available here. All guests wishing to participate in Severe Weather Shelter Network must connect through one of the listed partner organizations.
 
Volunteer Connections
Severe Weather Shelter Network has many different Volunteer Opportunities to fit many different volunteer styles. Volunteers are the tangible expression of the love of Jesus Christ to our guests on severe weather nights
Fill out the Volunteer Application on line. Our Volunteer Discipleship Coordinator will get in touch with you directly to help you get connected.
 
Stewardship Connections
God gives each person time, talents and treasure to steward for the benefit of His Kingdom. Severe Weather Shelter Network offers givers a variety of ways in which to steward all that God has given into their care. Specifically, we ask you to prayerfully consider how God may be inviting you to donate a financial gift to Severe Weather Shelter Network to support the on-going work of the ministry.
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