More Detail September 15, 2020

This brief video talks about hotel operations.  Watch to learn about the hotel and how we work with the folks we're helping.   Additionally, while it isn't mentioned,  we also supply OTC medication (like ibuprofen), feminine products as well as general hygiene products like deodorant.    Also, thanks to generous donations from churches and private individuals, we are able to provide snacks and bottled water for our guests. https://youtu.be/7JAp0Cawou0 Folks from our area are placed in these rooms from the Universal Intake waiting list managed by Valley Community Services Board (540.213.7347).  This universal intake list is also used by other area homeless services providers and is part of an initiative to reduce duplication of services.

More Detail December 20, 2019

The Week 3 of WARM's cold weather shelter was hosted this week by Westminster Presbyterian Church.     Each church puts their special touch on the guest's visit.    One such thing was small blessing bags on each bed when guests arrived on the first night of Westminster's shelter week.    We have volunteers that break down, move and set up the beds, distribute clean linen, blankets & pillows for the guests to make their bed on their own.    Our linen & blankets are cleaned each week free of charge by Augusta Cleaners.   Augusta Cleaners is a HUGE blessing to WARM and our guests. WARM strives for a sense of stability for our guests, as knowing what to expect each day/week allows them a sense of normalcy, while dealing with the trauma of homelessness.  (More info on homeless trauma here)   One way we do this is providing a schedule

More Detail December 12, 2019

The second week of the Cold Weather Shelter was hosted by Waynesboro Mennonite Church on Monroe Street in Waynesboro.  The dining tables were set with white tablecloths and delicious food cooked from scratch was served each night.   WARM Staff works hard to foster a sense of community & family for our guests, as this is something very new to many of them.   Many times, building relationships with our guests allows us to work more efficiently to help them receive desperately needed services & support.      The Cold Weather Shelter has a schedule of daily activities to help foster a sense of normality and continuity.  Monday nights are "family meeting" nights, where Pastor Lee Reid leads a prayer/praise/discussion time.  He goes over how things went the week before and discusses items that need the group's attention.  Tuesdays are movie nights, where a variety of movies & snacks are enjoyed

More Detail December 4, 2019

The very first week of this year's Cold Weather Shelter was held at Fishersville United Methodist Church.     They have separate rooms for males & females.  This is a picture of the Women's dorm area.   WARM Staff works hard to foster a sense of community & family for our guests, as this is something very new to a lot of them.   Many times, building relationships with our guests allows us to work more efficiently to help them receive desperately needed services & support.      The Cold Weather Shelter has a schedule of daily activities.  This helps foster a sense of normality and continuity.  Monday nights are "family meeting" nights, where Pastor Lee Reid leads a prayer/praise/discussion time.  He goes over how things went the week before and discusses items that need the group's attention.  Tuesdays are movie nights, where a variety of movies & snacks are enjoyed by