Porchlight provides temporary emergency shelter to single men at its Drop-In Shelter and two overflow shelters. Guests receive two hot meals per day, personal grooming supplies, laundry facilities, and counseling services.
Intake for all three shelters is at Grace Episcopal Church, at 116 West Washington Avenue.
- November-March: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. These hours go into effect on Sunday, November 3rd.
- April-October: 7:30 pm to 7:30 am. Intake is from 7:30 to 10:30 pm.
- Anyone needing to enter the shelter after 10:30 pm will need to receive prior approval by calling shelter staff at 255-2960.
There is a 60 night limit for Drop-In Shelter use per person, per year. A cold weather exemption will go into effect for nights that are 20 degrees or less, with wind chill.
Anyone who is clearly under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will not be allowed into the shelter.
The emergency shelter operates with the support of over 50 volunteer organizations and 1,700 people, who provide two meals every day of the year to over one thousand individuals. If your group is interested in helping out, learn more here.