GMC started the shelter on a pilot basis for six weeks during the winter of 1993. Today, the shelter serves ten homeless people from November through March and provides an opportunity for shelter residents to establish warm, supportive relationships with staff and volunteers and among themselves. The Winter Shelter creates a safe haven, offering a comfortable, friendly, low-demand environment designed to appeal to our most vulnerable and service-resistant homeless people.
Our shelter rotates between ten congregations in Georgetown. Every night, congregants from the current location of the shelter prepare and serve a hot, nutritious meal to our residents and help foster the sense of community we try to create.