Winter Shelter 2020
For seven years, City with Dwellings has provided winter shelter to many of our city’s most vulnerable neighbors. 

But it's 2020 and Shelter is Different This Year.

Like most things this year, we’ve had to shift our response, adjust our care, and work differently and creatively to provide winter shelter.
  • We will continue to provide shelter to some of our homeless community in a safe way.
  • We will continue to provide warm meals, peer support, and community to those in our shelter whom we serve.
  • We will continue to offer opportunities for service for our partners and volunteers.
  • We will not open congregate shelters at our partner churches.
  • We will serve a targeted population of 40 guests at a time, carefully identified by our diversion and outreach teams.
  • We will work hard through diversion to help guests who are outside of the targeted population ind alternative shelter and housing solutions.

What will never change is our commitment
to walking beside individuals experiencing homelessness.

  • Starting December 1st, guests will be sheltered in individual, long term rooms at a local hotel, giving them the opportunity to shelter in place, and work on establishing life rhythms that are necessary for independent living. 
  • Peer support specialists and case managers will be on-site to help our guests navigate challenges related to addiction and mental health, as well as the road to permanent housing. 
  • Our church partners will continue to provide drop off meals. 
  • For those not in shelter, the Community First Center will be open and operating during normal CFC hours to assist guests with resources and support. 
  • In the case of severe weather conditions that pose a particular risk to unsheltered individuals, CwD is working with the City of Winston-Salem and partner shelter providers on a coordinated emergency response. We will communicate specific needs as they arise. 

Your involvement and support of City with Dwellings and our winter shelter continues to be vital for our success. Our host sites (Augsburg, First Pres, New Story, Redeemer, St. Tims) have chosen certain nights to provide dinner and lunch for our guests.

Simply put, sign up with the shelter site that you would typically serve during the overflow season.

If you would like to help, please click the link below to sign-up.
If you have questions about signing-up, click the link above to find the contact information for your site director If you are new, or are unsure which site to volunteer with, CwD can help. Please email us at
Please RSVP to our next Roots & Responses event scheduled for Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 pm to learn more about this shelter season. Questions and curiosities welcome!
In uncertain times, we are certain of this: We are committed to serving our neighbors experiencing homelessness, and we can not do it without you. Your financial support is always appreciated, and you can give online by clicking the link below.

We are grateful for your love, your prayers, and your unwavering support.

We will move forward - together!
"Love is the answer. Community is the context."
We Are City with Dwellings
Thank you for your continued support of the important work of City with Dwellings. Our partners and volunteers have helped create a person-centered, community-based model of support and care for the most vulnerable in our city.

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