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Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry, Inc. (WARM) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. The purpose of WARM is to provide support, temporary shelter or housing, and community development for homeless adults and families in the Waynesboro & Augusta County areas of Virginia. WARM's services are delivered through a winter shelter for homeless adults, a beautiful transitional housing facility for homeless women with children, and community outreach services.
WARM is a interdenominational, faith-based, and community driven organization that strives to help its community through experienced, professional, and compassionate care and support for the homeless. WARM does not discriminate based on race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or age when serving families or individuals who are eligible for WARM's programs and WARM has the capacity to serve.
A Christian Community showing Christ’s love through shelter and support for the homeless.
A collective ministry working to eliminate homelessness through Christian care and witness in our community.
*THE 2018-2019 WARM COLD WEATHER (THERMAL) SHELTER SEASON CLOSED ON 4/1/19. ELIGIBILITY AND PROGRAM DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE OUR PROGRAMS PAGE. (Click page name to visit)
*INFORMATION AND APPLICATIONS FOR RUTH'S WARM HOUSE CAN BE FOUND ON THE OUR PROGRAMS PAGE.
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* VISIT THE GET INVOLVED-BECOME A VOLUNTEER PAGE TO COMPLETE A WARM VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM FOR BOTH PROGRAMS.
* WARM IS CURRENTLY RESERVING 2018-19 STATE TAX CREDITS THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. THROUGH THE PROGRAM, INDIVIDUALS WITH GIFTS TO WARM OF $500 OR MORE & BUSINESSES WITH GIFTS OF $616 OR MORE CAN REDUCE THEIR STATE TAX BILL FOR THEIR 2018 RETURN. VISIT OUR NAP TAX CREDITS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS! (Click page name to visit)
* VISIT THE WAYS TO GIVE PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE! (Click page name to visit)
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WARM'S 2018-19 IMPACT
~ SERVED 133 UNDUPLICATED HOMELESS ADULTS
DURING THE 2017-18 WINTER SHELTER SEASON
~ 3,477 BEDS/OVERNIGHT STAYS OVER THE
19 WEEK WINTER SHELTER SEASON
~ OPERATED 2 OVERNIGHT SHELTER SITES FOR 47% OF THE WINTER SEASON
~ 10,566 FREE MEALS PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS,
~ 29% OF THE WINTER SHELTER'S "HARDEST TO HOUSE" CLIENTS MOVED INTO STABLE HOUSING
~ 70% OF 2018-19 WINTER SHELTER GUESTS WERE VETERANS, SENIORS, OR DISABLED ADULTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS.
~ 20 FAMILIES WITH 41 CHILDREN RECEIVED SHELTER AND CRITICAL CASE MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT SERVICES DURING 2018.
~ 15 OF 20 FAMILIES, OR 75%, MOVED INTO MORE STABLE HOUSING OR WERE STILL RECEIVING RESIDENTIAL SERVICES AT YEAR END.
~ AN ADDITIONAL 22 ADULTS/8 CHILDREN WERE PROVIDED COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES DURING 2018.
~ 10,203 VOLUNTEER HOURS WERE CONTRIBUTED BY A TOTAL OF 1,709 VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL PROGRAMS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT DURING 2018 AND THE 2018-19 CWS SEASON.
~ 224 HOMELESS OR AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS COMMUNITY MEMBERS WERE SERVED.
Please visit the Our Programs page for more detailed information about WARM's programs and activities.
WARM's board, staff, and volunteers do not discriminate based on race, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disabilities, or age when serving families or individuals who are eligible for WARM's programs and WARM has the capacity to serve.