A guest waits while volunteers prepare supper
In His Shelter
Winter Shelter News from throughout the year
- Come Right In! - 11/05/2013 - by Melody Perkins, Shelter Team Leader
- 78, and Sleeping on a Bus Bench? - 10/08/2013 - by Melody Perkins, Shelter Team Leader
- Hoping to Open in 6 weeks! - 10/01/2013 - by Melody Perkins, Shelter Team Leader
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Offering Shelter, in Jesus' Name-SInce 1986!
The Grace and Peace Winter Shelter has been offering temporary, overnight shelter during the colder months to homeless women of St. Louis since 1986. We are planning, Lord willing, to reopen for this winter on November 8, 2013. If we don't open that date, we will open a few days later. We are working hard to get all the volunteers signed up to operate the Shelter!
The Winter Shelter operates in the basement of Grace and Peace's building in an urban area on the west side of the city. By the grace of God, many suburban churches send helping hands and meals each winter. Neighboring churches and agencies also partner with us! As a result, the shelter ministry extends well beyond the boundaries of the congregation of Grace and Peace.
Many women have come back year after year to stay at Grace and Peace during the winter, citing the warm community there that they like to call home. Many have also "graduated" to apartments of their own.
The Winter Shelter receives no government funding, relying instead on volunteer helpers and meal providers as well as on donations to cover staff stipends and other expenses. You can send a check via U. S. Mail or using your bank's Bill Pay function. The address is at the bottom of this page.
You can now make a donation via PayPal. To do so, go to www.paypal.com, and select the Send Money and Personal tabs. Under the Personal tab, choose Gift. Designate the receiver as email@example.com. The rest is self-explanatory. The Shelter is a ministry of Grace & Peace Fellowship, which is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. This means that donations are tax-deductible for donors, according to current IRS policies. If you would like a donation receipt, please send us an email with your information and we will send you a receipt at year's end. Thank you for your support!