Severe Weather Women’s Shelter Opens

January 1, 2000 wheelorg 0 Comments

WHEEL opens a Severe Weather shelter—open only on nights of the most life-threatening weather, as decided by the Human Services Department—for any woman, in any condition, at any time of night. The new shelter is hosted by First United Methodist Church. Staff is hired from our own community of homeless and formerly homeless women. In the following years, the shelter will grow from severe weather only, to all winter, to year-round—and will move to a new host five times.