When we were a rotating winter shelter, guests would have to leave at 7 am each morning so that the faith communities could operate for the day. When we began operating at Easton’s Promise, concerned about having enough volunteer coverage, we initially had guests leave during the day, but not until 10 am. It took no time at all to realize that this was not a sustainable practice, especially when serving families with children. We now ensure that there is a staff member or volunteer in each of our shelter facilities 24 hours a day.
For the most part, guests are at work and their children are at school during the day, but at least they know that they can come “home” if they need to.
To learn more about TIS and our S4 Program (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success), visit our About Us page HERE!