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.
Nov 01, 2017
Axe Memorial United Methodist Church1700 W Kingsley
Garlan d, TX 75041
More DetailsThe 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.