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.
Check out some of the photos from our first Men Who Cook event!
*WARM IS CREATING A LEADERS CIRCLE TO HELP WITH DIFFERENT PROJECTS! THE CIRCLE'S PURPOSE WILL BE TO ASSIST WARM'S ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WITH VARIOUS ASSIGNMENTS, PROJECTS, AND COMMITTEES. OUR ORGANIZATION IS IN NEED OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO UNDERSTAND THE HEART OF WARM AND WANT TO HELP WITH LONG TERM SUCCESS! THE CIRCLE MEMBERS MUST BE WILLING TO COMMIT 3-5 HOURS PER MONTH FOR LEADERS' MEETINGS WORKING WITH THE BOARD ON PROJECTS, & HELPING WITH ORGANIZATION LEVEL TASKS, ETC.
*THE 2016-2017 WARM COLD WEATHER (THERMAL) SHELTER SCHEDULE 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.
* VISIT THE DONATE ONLINE PAGE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE! (Click page name to visit)
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WARM'S 2015- 2016 IMPACT
~ SERVED 125 UNDUPLICATED HOMELESS ADULTS
DURING THE WINTER SHELTER SEASON
~ 2,974 BEDS/OVERNIGHT STAYS OVER THE
18 WEEK WINTER SHELTER SEASON
(Increase of 944 beds/overnight stays from previous year)
~ 8,818 FREE MEALS PROVIDED TO THE HOMELESS
(Increase of more than 3,300 free meals from previous year)
~ 8,261 VOLUNTEER HOURS WERE CONTRIBUTED
FROM NOV. - MARCH BY WINTER SHELTER SUPPORTERS
(Increase of 1,138 volunteer hours from previous year)
~ 10% OF THE WINTER SHELTER GUESTS WHO RECEIVED EMERGENCY SHELTER TO REDUCE COLD WEATHER RELATED HEALTH & HARM EMERGENCIES WERE VETERANS
~ 19 FAMILIES WITH 39 CHILDREN RECEIVED SHELTER AND CRITICAL CASE MANAGEMENT & SUPPORT SERVICES FROM MAY 2015-APRIL 2016.
~ 15 HOMELESS WOMEN AND THEIR 35 CHILDREN TRANSITIONED OUT OF HOMELESSNESS AFTER RECEIVING SERVICES FROM MAY 2015- APRIL 2016.
~ 79% OF FAMILIES SERVED HAD SUCCESSFUL TRANSITIONS FROM RUTH'S WARM HOUSE FROM MAY 2015-APRIL 2016 & 75% OF FAMILIES SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONED DURING 2014
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.