Village House Women’s Shelter


Village House Women’s Shelter

April 9th – May 25th


St. Francis is again hosting Village House: An Interfaith Shelter of Hope a daytime center for as many as 15 delightful, medically fragile women. The center will be open Sunday-Wednesday every week through May 25 – and we need volunteers to help.

This remarkable effort to show God’s love provides a caring, loving environment. It’s the first 24-hour “safe space” some guests have had in years. More than 80 St. Francis members, along with neighbors and friends from Willow Glen and beyond, volunteered during our shelter-hosting rotation a year ago.

Volunteers listen to stories. They provide feedback for guests attending community college or preparing for a job interview. Volunteers stay overnight or just for two hours. Many come away inspired by the shelter guests. If your job keeps you busy during the day, no problem! You can help at the overnight shelter hosted by our neighbors, Willow Glen United Methodist Church.

Here are five ways you can help.
1) Volunteer during the day at St. Francis. Two- and four-hour slots are available Sunday afternoons and Monday-Wednesday from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. from April 9-May 25. Lunches are also needed. SIGN UP
2) Volunteer evenings, early mornings and overnight at Willow Glen Methodist. Bring a meal, help with hospitality, do laundry or serve as an overnight host. SIGN UP
3) Make a financial contribution. Write a check to St. Francis, designating “Village House”, or contribute online at

4) Encourage others to volunteer. We’re happy to have even more friends and neighbors helping again this year. Please ask them. And please let us know about other faith communities interested in hosting an overnight or daytime shelter.
5) Pray for our guests and the shelter’s success. Through our shelter and volunteers, God is making a difference in these ladies’ lives.
Questions? contact Kimbra Ong, Kelly Castellon, Chris Peacock.