Every year, parishioners of St. Michael’s prepare homemade dinners for guests at the homeless shelter in Brattleboro. The Seasonal Overflow Shelter, run by Groundworks Collaborative, is currently housed at the Winston Prouty Center in a dorm-style building.
Each evening from November through April, 30-40 homeless men and women have the option of signing up to be brought to the Shelter from the Drop-in Center in the center of Brattleboro. At the Shelter, they are offered a hot, nutritious dinner and a warm bed to sleep in, along with shower and laundry facilities. Medical and social services are also available to the guests, many of whom struggle with addiction or other serious issues. In the morning, a van takes them back to the Drop-in Center.
In 2019, 25 St. Michael’s volunteers provided dinners for approximately 35 people once a month for 5 months, for a total of 175 meals. This is a thoughtful, much appreciated and truly Christian service to people who have very little. Thank you so much to everyone who helps make this ministry a success! If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact Liz Vick at firstname.lastname@example.org