Women’s Winter Shelter

Lancaster County Council of Churches sponsors a Women’s Winter Shelter to serve the women and children living on the streets from the beginning of December through the first of April. It is currently being housed at the YWCA on Lime Street in downtown Lancaster and it serves more than 120 women and children during these months when all the permanent year-round shelters are full. Many area churches participate in this program by providing volunteers to man the shelter for one or two weeks. March of 2013 was the first year Grandview officially organized the over 50 volunteers needed to run the shelter for an entire week. It was a fulfilling ministry for the volunteers who felt they were living out Christ’s words from Matthew 25:36 as we gave them a bed, fed them and sometimes clothed them.