Social Services: Homeless

Garland Overnight Warming Station

The Garland Overnight Warming Station provides shelter for homeless families and individuals in the Garland area when temperatures are dangerously cold. Volunteers help to check guests in, distribute cots, blankets, etc. and assist staff.
Dec 18, 2017
3 Hours
5 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Grant McSwain
  • Javier Faz
  • Kaleo Lee
  • Karen Hernandez
  • Kerri Hunter
  • Nora Jackson
  • Norma Brown
  • Patty Fagan

More Details

The Garland Overnight Warming Station (GLOWS) is activated when temperatures are dangerously cold.  The warming station is open from 5PM until 7AM the next morning or until dangerous conditions end.  Homeless families and individuals are picked up at various rally points in the area and transported to the warming station.  Guests are provided with a hot evening meal, a safe place to sleep, and breakfast and coffee before being returned to the rally point they were picked up at.

Volunteers are needed to staff the warming station.  Volunteer shifts last 2-3 hours starting at 4:30PM.  Volunteers check in guests, monitor the guests, distribute coats, blankets, hats, gloves and coats, and get a chance to hear some of the most incredible stories from our guests. 

Training will be provided to all volunteers in November.  Available volunteer shifts will be identified at that time.

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