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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 and a beautiful transitional housing facility for homeless women with children.
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.
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 2017-2018 WARM COLD WEATHER (THERMAL) SHELTER SEASON IS CURRENTLY OPEN THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018. 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. WE ARE CURRENTLY IN NEED OF COLD WEATHER SHELTER VOLUNTEERS FOR NOV. 2017-MARCH 2018.
* WARM IS CURRENTLY DISTRIBUTING 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 2017 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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Check out abbreviated details of Ruth's WARM House 2016 Goals/Results below:
WARM'S 2016-17 IMPACT
~ SERVED 135 UNDUPLICATED HOMELESS ADULTS
DURING THE 2016-17 WINTER SHELTER SEASON
~ 2,729 BEDS/OVERNIGHT STAYS OVER THE
18 WEEK WINTER SHELTER SEASON
~ 8,095 FREE MEALS PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS
~ 8,153 VOLUNTEER HOURS WERE CONTRIBUTED
FROM NOV. - MARCH BY WINTER SHELTER SUPPORTERS
~ HELPED 8 HOMELESS VETERANS & 1 VETERAN HOUSEHOLD OBTAIN HOUSING AND SUPPORT SERVICES DURING THE 18 WEEK SEASON.
~ 18 FAMILIES WITH 31 CHILDREN RECEIVED SHELTER AND CRITICAL CASE MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT SERVICES DURING 2016.
~ 11 OF THE 18 FAMILIES MOVED INTO MORE STABLE HOUSING AFTER RECEIVING SERVICES; 5 OF THE 18 FAMILIES REMAINED IN RESIDENTIAL SERVICES; 1 FAMILY TRANSITIONED INTO LONGER TERM SHELTER; AND 1 FAMILY STATUS UNKNOWN/REMAINED IN HOMELESSNESS.
~ 89% OF FAMILIES HAD SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS FROM RUTH'S WARM HOUSE OR WERE STILL ACTIVE RESIDENTIAL PARTICIPANTS AT THE END OF 2016.
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.