MATRIX EMERGENCY SHELTER AT THE WELL
In partnership with other churches in Dakota County, The Well will be hosting a rotating emergency shelter through Matrix Housing Services. Many adult residents of Dakota County live without shelter and as the temperatures drop, it is critical that these residents have a secure and warm place to sleep each night.
 
Matrix Housing Services operates temporary winter shelters for adults from November 1st 2017 through April 1st 2018. Each church will open their doors throughout the winter season with The Well operating in December from the 9th to the 23rd at the Rosemount Campus. The shelter opens nightly at 6pm and closes at 8am. Dinner and breakfast will be served daily. For more information about Matrix Housing Services visit their website here: http://matrixhousingservices.org/programs
 
The Well is proud to be a part of this opportunity to serve the community. If you are interested in heeding God’s call this holiday season, please consider serving dinner, making a donation or volunteering as a Shelter Aid for The Well’s Emergency Shelter through Matrix Housing Services.
 
 
GET INVOLVED AT THE WELL’S MATRIX EMERGENCY SHELTER:
 
SERVE DINNER FOR THE SHELTER:
Groups of about 6 people to plan, purchase and prepare a meal for 60 people and clean up afterwards. Dinner is served at 7pm at the shelter and volunteers will have a chance to meet shelter guests and enjoy conversation. To become a meal provider please use the button below to sign up!
 
 
BECOME A SHELTER AID FOR EVENINGS OR OVERNIGHT:
Shifts for evening aids for the Shelter are from 5:45pm to 10pm and will help open the shelter, check guests, visit with guests, distribute supplies and assist staff with cleaning and other tasks.
 
Overnight aids are from 10pm to 5am. Typically there is time to sleep during overnight shifts. Early morning shifts are from 5-8am and will help staff with breakfast, doing laundry, closing the shelter and cleaning. People interested in becoming an aid will need to pass a background check and attend a two hour training session. Volunteer training will be held on November 28th and December 11th from 7-9pm. Once the locations have been set, the website will be updated for you to register. Once you have scheduled your volunteer training you can sign up for a shift using the button below for more information.
 
    
 

DONATE SUPPLIES TO THE SHELTER:
If you are interested in donating supplies that are in need at the shelter, you can visit the sign-up below to see the list of supplies needed:

 

FINANCIAL GIVING:
It costs $1300/per day to operate the emergency shelter. Dakota County has contracted with Matrix for a portion of the expenses in operating the shelter, but fundraising efforts continue. Financial support is needed to make this mobile shelter a reality throughout the winter months! You can make a donation by sending a check payable to Matrix Housing Services, 2929 4th Avenue S, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN 55408, or using the button below to go to the Matrix website.

 
 
 
MATRIX SHELTER AT THE WELL
The Well will be running the Emergency Shelter December from the 9th to the 23rd at the Rosemount Campus. If you have more questions on how you or a group can get involved please contact The Well’s Shelter Director Lindsey Nuehring for more information.

 

The Well’s Shelter Director, Lindsey Nuehring:

651-423-2475 ext. 231

lnuehring@thewellmn.church
 
           
 
“O Lord, my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
~ Psalm 30:12
 
CONTACT INFORMATION:
651-423-2475 offices@thewellmn.church
ROSEMOUNT CAMPUS:
14770 Canada Avenue West, Rosemount, MN 55068
APPLE VALLEY CAMPUS:
Meeting at the AMC Theater
15630 Cedar Avenue South
Apple Valley, MN 55124
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