Great weather we are having! The temps are moving back up and all is well...unless you have no shelter. Arctic crisis over, the reality is we have people in our shelter every night. Even nights that are barely below freezing can do real harm to unprotected folks sleeping outdoors, or in cars. Please remember to encourage people to spread the word - there is an alternative to couch surfing,…
Help! Every little bit really does make a difference. Here are a few ways we make dollars count: $10 ensures: +Snacks for all the shelter kids + 2 new sets of PJ's for the shelter kids + Prescription for someone $20 Provides: +Fresh Fruit/Veggies for a week +Laundry at the Women & Children's Shelter +Office Supplies $25 can provide: +A week of overnight stays at the Women…
Hey we have received $135 in donations so far! Why not add your 2 cents - or 5 bucks? Overheard @ the shelter: 'I'm glad they let you get…Read More
2013 Burke Women & Children’s Shelter
You May Not Know…
The average age of the women staying at the shelter is 48.
Age of the youngest overnight guest: 4 months.
Age of oldest guest: 67
Most guests spend an average of 4 nights
Every guest can have their laundry done overnight.
A Hot…Read More
Once Upon A Time...NO Right Now,
Once upon a time there was a young woman named Leslie, and every day Leslie lived her life in the best way she knew. She went to work, paid her bills, and visited her friends. She even met someone she thought was very special. Some one she could spend her life…Read More
Sometimes the best way to begin to understand what happens at The Meeting Place Mission is to hear it from people directly affected by the…Read More