Summit Warm Hearts 2022-23

Summit Warm Hearts is a program of the Summit Interfaith Council to care for our neighbors experiencing homelessness right here in Summit.

In 2017, after the train station closed overnight and local unhoused neighbors were left without shelter, Calvary Episcopal Church opened their doors.  In 2019, Calvary was unable to continue this shelter. In response to the immediate need, the Summit Interfaith Council created Summit Warm Hearts.

Day Program- Located at Beacon UU Congregation (4 Waldron St.) the Warming Center is open from 9a-1p M-Sa and 1-5p Sun for a hot lunch, showers, laundry, coffee and conversation. In addition to the above services, the SWH Day Program also coordinates with case management from Bridges, Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services and Overlook.  Sample programs include vaccine clinics, health education, and social activities.  Funding for SWH comes from the generosity of local congregations and local grants.

Overnight Hospitality- This year we are pleased to be joining with Fountain Baptist Church, Christ Church and St. John’s to provide overnight hospitality to Summit residents with the support of professional care staff to keep everyone safe and organized. Special thanks to these congregations for making this happen. Major funding for this program comes through the members of the Summit Interfaith Council and community support.

In addition to our Summit Warm Hearts programs we want to acknowledge the partnerships between GRACE– who always has healthy snacks and food for participants, SHIP for their continued commitment to providing meals the last 30 years, our hosting congregations at Beacon UU Congregation, Fountain Baptist Church, Christ Church, and our newest partner St. John’s.

And to Bridges Outreach, Bridgeway Behavioral Health Services and the Summit Foundation for Social Work support; financial support from Summit Foundation, Central Presbyterian Church, Summit Interfaith Council, Other Fellow First Foundation, and so many individual and institutional donors. And, last but certainly not least, our amazing volunteers who make all of this happen.

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Please consider a donation of any amount. Because of the generosity of the Interfaith Council member churches, and countless volunteers, 100% of funds received go directly to the care and safety of Summit’s Population Experiencing Homelessness.