TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT 2017
We will open again in January 2rd, 2017
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“If it weren't for this overflow shelter I would be out in the cold right now. I'd probably have to go to the emergency room just to keep warm, at least until the library opens"
"There's no where for me to go. It's so cold outside that if I were out there I'd probably die"
We are a group of ordinary people, from all different walks of life, who have made a decision to come along side Fall River's overcrowded homeless shelter and help staff an "overflow shelter" during the colder months of the year.
The 2016 winter season proved to be extremely difficult as the number of clients climbed to numbers that frankly we were unprepared to handle. This was very hard on our volunteers as people were asked cover more and more hours to meet the increasing need.
The most asked question we receive is "What exactly will I be doing as a volunteer?"
Here is what a night at the overflow shelter typically looks like...