HOMELESS DAY CENTER
We know that sometimes people find themselves in need – even desperate need – and we are here to help. We serve our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and are sleeping “on the street,” those who have a temporary shelter or that move from one place to another, and we also help folks who have shelter (an apartment or house or shed) but have no utilities (electricity and/or water).
Showers are available on a first come first serve basis. In between each shower, the bathroom is completely disinfected. Once fully disinfected, the bathroom is ready for the next guest. We provide shampoo, body wash, towels.
LOAD OF LAUNDRY
Laundry is on a first come first serve basis and is limited
to one medium load per guest.
We provide laundry detergent, a dryer, and a clothesline.
We have churches, businesses, and individuals who provide lunch every day that we are open. The kitchen coordinator schedules the calendar of donated meals.
TO-GO FOOD &
Food bags include food items that can be eaten out of a can without being cooked or refrigerated. Gatorade and water in the summer, protein bar, and snacks.
Toiletry bags include a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream razors, shampoo in little bottles, socks.
“I grew up pretty poor, but we always had enough to eat. It pains me to know that not everyone does. I do not give money to anyone on the corner because I’m not comfortable with it. When I give to your organization, I know that people can come eat a hot meal and also get some food for the weekend.
I think it does as much for me as it does for the people that use your services and I enjoy the opportunity.”
501 North Maple Street
Athens, TX 75751