GMC maintains drop-in office hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm every day of the year for counseling, information, and referral services.
Shower and Laundry
When we moved into our new facility in September of 2003 we have been able to offer showers and laundry services to our guests. After remodeling our center and reopening our doors with expanded hours in July 2011, we can now accommodate up to 20 showers and 5 loads of laundry a day.
GMC Staff visit the most vulnerable and withdrawn of the homeless on the streets in the alleys and under bridges to offer services, a friendly ear, or if nothing else, to perhaps prevent a hypothermia death.
Since 1997, GMC has brought competent, caring psychiatry to the streets and alleys where homeless people reside. The psychiatrist sees homeless people one evening a week and on an emergency basis as needed. The psychiatrist engages treatment-resistant homeless persons in the center, on the streets and at our shelter.
GMC started the shelter on a pilot basis for six weeks during the winter of 1993. Today’s program serves ten homeless people beginning in November and ending at the end of March. The shelter is open from 7:00PM to 7:00AM, seven days a week and rotates semi-monthly among member congregations in Georgetown. The Winter Shelter provides an opportunity for shelter residents to establish warm, supportive relationships with staff and volunteers and also among themselves. The Shelter employs the safe-haven model encouraged by HUD, offering a comfortable, friendly, low-demand environment designed to appeal to our most vulnerable and service-resistant homeless people.