Rise Up for Homes helps to keep the Emergency Overflow Shelter at Sister Rose open during cold winter nights and inclement weather conditions. The Emergency Overflow Shelter opens each night when temperatures drop to a frigid 28 degrees or less. Last winter the shelter was open for 73 nights. The cost to keep the overflow shelter open during these nights is $475. Rise Up for Homes raises money to cover these costs. The money is used for supplies, food and security staffing to keep the shelter safe.
More than 60 people struggled each night to find safe housing in New Bedford last year during the worst winter in recent memory. Can you imagine what it was like not to have a place to live in sub-freezing temperatures with more than two feet of snow on the ground?
You can help. Make a donation to help us keep the Emergency Overflow Shelter at Sister Rose Shelter open during the Winter.
We Want to Hear From You
We recognize that homelessness can happen to anyone. It’s a multifaceted issue that requires the entire community’s voice and involvement toward building solutions.
Rise Up for Homes, as a part of the Homeless Service Provider Network [HSPN] of New Bedford, seeks your feedback in addressing the complexities of homelessness. We welcome your thoughts and opinions and invite your feedback here. Visit www.nbhspn.com to learn more about the “Continuum Of Care” through the HSPN.