Bethesda Center for the Homeless - Winston Salem, NC

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

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Description: 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 8:00 AM, Bethesda’s day shelter opens, welcoming the homeless from throughout the community. Day shelter services are 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
    Client resources and more.

Bethesda’s night shelter for homeless individuals serves as an entry point back into the community. Qualified clients benefit from supportive services that include:
    Permanent housing
    Family reunification
    Case management
    Support for mental and physical health care through collaboration
Hours of Operations
Day Shelter Hours: 8 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
Winter months: If there is precipitation and the temperature or wind factor is at or below 42 degrees, the day shelter is opened 6:30 am to 7 pm Summer months: If the temperature is above 85 degrees, the day shelter is opened 8 am to 7 pm.

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

Client Intake: Mon-Fri 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. No intake on weekends.

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

Donation Requests by Bethesda Center for the Homeless: Toilet Paper (VERY URGENT) Liquid Hand Soap Hand Sanitizer 39 gl Trash Bags Travel Size Soap Travel Size Shampoo/Conditioner Travel Size Toothpaste Due to limited space, we do not accept clothing. Drop off donations, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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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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