Bethesda Center for the Homeless - Winston Salem, NC

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930 N Patterson Avenue
Winston Salem, NC 27101
: Phone: (336)722-9951

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Description: Hours of Operations

Day Shelter Hours: Monday - Sunday 7 am to 5:30 pm.

Winter months: If there is precipitation and the temperature or wind factor is at or below 34 degrees, the day shelter is opened 6:30 am. Summer months: If the temperature is above 93 degrees, the day shelter is open until 6 pm and check in begins at 6pm.

Night Shelter Hours: Monday - Sunday 7 pm to 6:30 am

Winter months of December through March: The City of Winston-Salem operates an overflow shelter to accommodate an enhanced number of people seeking shelter. Individuals may contact Bethesda for more information.

Guest Intake: Mon-Thursday: 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. No intake on weekends.

Bethesda Center provides emergency day and night shelter facilities to the homeless men and women in Winston Salem.

We are the area’s only day shelter, touching hundreds of lives every year. Every day at 7:00 AM, Bethesda’s day shelter opens, welcoming the homeless from throughout the community. Day shelter services any member of the homeless community, for people living on the streets, in the woods and abandoned structures and who are in dire need of our basic services listed below. We recognize the importance of offering a safe place where people are protected from inclement weather – the snow and freezing rain of winter as well as the oppressive heat of summer. Our day shelter services include:

    Restrooms and showers
    Laundry facilities
    Mailing address
    Computer and Internet
    Guest resources and more.

Bethesda is the largest homeless shelter in Winston-Salem with 100 beds. In the year ending in June 2013, we served 835 homeless men and women, including 89 veterans, in the emergency night shelter. We are the area’s only emergency night shelter serving both men and women.

In addition to the services provided through the day shelter, Bethesda’s night shelter services include spiritual growth opportunities (3D: Discussion, Devotion and Dinner) and temporary housing.

Bethesda’s night shelter for homeless individuals serves as an entry point back into the community. Qualified guests benefit from supportive services that include:

    Permanent housing
    Family reunification
    Case management
    Support for mental and physical health care through collaboration

Volunteers Requests by Bethesda Center for the Homeless: Apply to be a volunteer here:

Donation Requests by Bethesda Center for the Homeless: Drop off donations, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please contact Nate Hoots at (336) 722-9951 ext. 1425 Urgent Needs Cans of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Toilet Paper Ziploc Bags (Sandwich & Quart) Disposable Razors Liquid Hand Soap Hand Sanitizer 39 gl Trash Bags Ready to Eat Meals (Mac-n Cheese, Vienna Sausages, etc.) Wash Cloths/Towels Cases of Water Due to limited space, we do not accept clothing.

User Questions & Answers

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Bethesda Center for the Homeless at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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