“At Least A Smile”

By |2018-11-21T10:42:32-06:00November 17th, 2018|

A young man in a thick brown coat and scratched glasses stands in the median. “At least a smile.” Reads his bent cardboard sign. He isn’t wearing any gloves. The sun sinks low, the sky darkening a bleak grey. A cold winter night approaches and he is going to need a lot more than a

Refuge from the Cold 2018

By |2018-10-20T18:01:55-06:00October 20th, 2018|

The first Saturday in November has become special to Severe Weather Shelter Network. For the last 5 Novembers we have hosted our fall fundraising event called Refuge from the Cold. The event is not exactly your traditional dinner banquet. We have always felt like it would be outside of our character as an organization and

The Journey Home: South is Just 3 days away! Check out our SWAG

By |2018-09-12T11:19:43-06:00September 12th, 2018|

Swag bags. Every walk has them. Every carnival or community gathering where organizations are trying to say Thank you for joining the party has them. The Journey Home is no different...but I think our Swag bags are generously different! The first 300 walkers will receive a Swag bag with their completed registration form and walker fee.

The Journey Home begins a week from today! Why should you join us?

By |2018-09-11T18:04:28-06:00September 7th, 2018|

I might be crazy. Some people might even affirm that thought. Who in their right mind hosts, plans and implements TWO walks at one time?! It isn't about being in a right mind...it isn't even a question of sanity. For me, it was a question of how a small nonprofit organization could let the broader

Celebrating our partnership with HAAT Force South Metro

By |2018-09-01T15:13:57-06:00September 1st, 2018|

Severe Weather Shelter Network and our partners are very clear on one single truth. There is not enough emergency shelter for everyone who needs it in the winter months. Especially in the suburban corridor. The reasons someone may find themselves living on the streets is varied and complicated. We have learned this over the last

Celebrating our partnership with Living Well Shower Trailer

By |2018-08-24T10:05:18-06:00August 24th, 2018|

Severe Weather Shelter Network is always looking for new partners that will help meet the needs of our guests in season and out. We have a new partner in Living Well Shower Trailer through Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Lakewood. One of the gaps we have learned about over the years of sheltering is the lack of

Storage? Who has ever had enough storage space…

By |2018-08-15T13:39:18-06:00August 15th, 2018|

Severe Weather Shelter Network is always considering storage. Storage of our shelter supplies. Storage of supplies for events. Storage of daily office supplies. It seems there is never really enough storage space for those things that seem really important. I know my family deals with the same thing. We regularly purge items from our storage