Ways to Help

We know that many of you are asking what you can do to help, and we do need your support now more than ever.

Meals and Food Donations: We are in immediate need for partnerships and donations to help meet our meal needs. Due to the COVID-19 virus, we have an increase in meals being served. We have seen community members support our meal needs in many ways. Some have made meals at home and brought them to our shelter with no contact drop-off. Others have purchased a meal for us through their favorite local restaurants. We have also had local restaurants come forward willing to donate or discount meals.  All of these ways of supporting meal needs are welcomed! Contact Brooke at bgraham@sjehs.org.

**Those looking to donate to help cover food costs, click the button below.

Volunteers:  We want you to stay safe and healthy! We have re-opened our volunteer program for a select listing of no- to low-contact volunteer opportunities open to existing volunteers only at St. John’s Shelter. If you could help fill any of these needs, please contact Brooke at bgraham@sjehs.org.

Basic Donation Needs: St. John’s is now accepting donations of items at our shelter. We have limited volunteer support in place and can accept donations of items M-W 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John’s Homeless Shelter, 411 St. John St.  You can also call ahead to drop-off donations at the door to limit person-to-person contact (436-9344). Please only bring these items of need indicated on the June Wish List (button below).

Financial Donations: There are many needs at St. John’s during this time of crisis, but we ask you to please consider a financial donation. As you can imagine, the costs of running two shelter sites 24 hour a day and seven days a week is costly. We are incurring additional costs in order to meet the needs of our homeless brothers and sisters while also addressing the safety of the broader community around us. Financial donations provide us with flexibility to respond to the needs of this ever changing health crisis in a way that honors the dignity of our guests and the community as a whole.