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St. Catherine’s Night Shelter for Women & Children

Saint Catherine’s Shelter for Women and Children is an offsite night shelter managed by the Community Kitchen.  Residents must be referred to the shelter by a program.  There are eight beds available to shelter residents.  Staff Coordinators open the shelter and are on call during the night, but rely on volunteers to spend the night.


  • Individuals to act as Overnight Hostesses – Volunteer to arrive between 5:30PM and 5:45PM and stay overnight with the shelter residents.  Hosts are committed from 5:30PM to 6:30AM the next day
  • Staff Coordinator will discuss rules of shelter, and go over any pertinent information pertaining to clients
  • Volunteer will be responsible for supervising residents, and should contact the coordinator in the event residents fail to abide by the rules
  • Volunteer ensures that clients are up in time to leave the shelter by 6:30AM
  • Individuals or Groups to stock the refrigerator and shelves with food


  • Linens and Bedding (towels, sheets, pillows, etc.)
  • Foods (perishable and non-perishable)
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
  • Light bulbs
  • Cleaners (laundry detergent, disinfectants, etc.)