WE! Shelter for Women
First Baptist Church is partnering with New Jerusalem Cathedral, Greensboro Urban Ministry, and other congregations to sponsor a Weaver Extension! Shelter for homeless women in our community. The Shelter serves up to 20 women each night. Open from December 11th through the end of March in the evenings from 5:30 pm until 7:30 am, the Shelter provides a hot evening meal, shower and sleeping facilities, and food for the next day. Secure parking is available beside the building.
Shelter Address | Directions
The House of Naomi WE! Shelter
2505 Fairview Street
If you are in need of housing through the shelter, contact the Weaver House Desk at 336.553.2665 or for further information click here
Supporting the Ministry:
FBC provides volunteers and food for the residents on Monday evenings through the end of March. There are many ways to support the ministry including:
• Praying for women, the staff and the volunteers
• Volunteering to be a Check-in/Greeter, be a Dinner host, provide Breakfast/lunch bags, or serve as a Hospitality Volunteer
• Leading a special activity
• Donating supplies and other financial support
Want to learn more about the volunteer opportunities? Click here for a full description of each type of volunteer opportunity:
Shelter Dinner Menus:
We do NOT have set menus for the shelter dinners, but are trying to avoid serving pasta. We also ask that the dinner hosts bring a gallon of milk or juice that can be served for breakfast.
If you would like some ideas or recipes that include quantities for 25 – 30 people, click here for some ideas
Periodically the Shelter is in need of donations such as personal hygiene supplies, laundry supplies, etc. Look for updates through Connections or link to the New Jerusalem Cathedral Facebook page at for updates on supply needs. Drop off supply donations in the WE! Shelter box located in the FBC atrium.
Criminal Background Check:
Volunteers who serve in the Hospitality role need to fill out an application and obtain a background check (if not within the three years) through FBC. Such a check is a prerequisite for many FBC activities involving children as well. Click here AND e-mail Catherine Scott Little to indicate that you have applied.
For information about FBC Volunteer opportunities contact Geneva Metzger (336) 288-1877 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine Scott-Little (336) 856-0623 or CatherineScottLittle@gmail.com
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER!
Interested in volunteering? We use a program called Sign-Up Genius to sign up to volunteer at the Shelter. Click on the buttons below to sign up for a volunteer opportunity on Monday nights:
To volunteer as a Driver to transport the women from the Shelter back to downtown Greensboro, sign up here:FBC Driver Volunteers