Family Promise of Lawrence

Winter Emergency Shelter Family Sites

The Winter Emergency Shelter (WES) is a program of the City of Lawrence to provide overnight shelter to people who need emergency shelter from November 1, 2021, through March 1, 2022, on nights forecasted to be 35 degrees F or below. The City of Lawrence asked FPL to partner with them to provide safe shelter for families through the WES program so that kids don't have to sleep on a gym floor in a group shelter setting.

FPL will provide shelter in partnering congregations, overnight volunteer hosts, bedding, and donated snacks from the FPL network for any families who preregister for the city-run WES program. 

We need your help! Sign ups are available for 3 different ways to volunteer:

  1. Two to three volunteers are needed at each site from 7:30pm to 7am (+ cleanup time in the morning as needed) to greet families, spend the night and ensure families leave by 7am. Volunteers will be provided cots to sleep on during the night but will need to provide their own bedding. Online training is required for all volunteers prior to their night of hosting. All volunteers are encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID.  Masks and social distancing will be required in all common areas, including bathrooms.  
    • When you sign up you will receive an email with further information and a link to the Family Promise online volunteer training. Your name and address will also be submitted to the City to receive a link for an online de-escalation training.
    • A Volunteer Coordinator will also contact you once your sign up is complete to provide you more detailed information about how/when you'll be notified if the Winter Emergency Shelter is open and you are needed that night. 
  2. Provide snacks one month. Snacks should be pre-packaged, enough for 25 people, and can be delivered to the Day House at 905 Tennessee at the beginning of the month for distribution throughout the month.
  3. Washing bedding. Bedding would be collected from the Day House at 905 Tennessee on Monday of each week, laundered and returned to the Day House by Friday. (This service will not be needed if families have not utilized the Winter Emergency Shelter for more than a couple days that week. You will be notified if you need to pick up laundry or not.)

Thank you for being willing to provide hospitality and a warm place for families to sleep!

Created by:   Kristin Montgomery
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy CST) Available Slot
12/01/2021 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Virgil Dean
Virgil Dean
12/01/2021 (Wed.)

December Snacks (5)

Pre-packaged snacks for 25 people (e.g., 25 granola bars, 25 individuals bags of trail mix, etc.) Please drop off at the Day Center at 905 Tennessee St.

 
1 of 5 slots filled
Kady Carson
12/02/2021 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Deb Peterson
Mary Adams
Robyn Westler
12/03/2021 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Brandy Ernzen
Virgil Dean
12/04/2021 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Abigail Hossler
Tim Hossler
12/05/2021 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Tim O’Brien (2)
Sonja Benson-Grear
12/06/2021 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Virgil and Jan Dean (2)
Virgil Dean
12/07/2021 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Jerusha McFarland
Joanna Harader
Christina Holloway
12/08/2021 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Susan Pauls
Wendy Wheeler
Christina Holloway
12/09/2021 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Nancy Bonner (2)
Christina Holloway
12/10/2021 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Wendy Wheeler
Tim O’Brien (2)
12/11/2021 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jonathan Groene (2)
12/12/2021 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Tamara Willits
Lynn Irvin (2)
Tammy Willits and Lynn Irvin
12/13/2021 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Kristin Colahan-Sederstrom
12/13/2021 (Mon.)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Jenny Purvis
Sarah Borjas
12/14/2021 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Ashley Sandefur (2)
Mary Kaczor
12/15/2021 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Joanna Harader
Wendy Wheeler
Wendy
12/16/2021 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland
Deb Boatright
12/17/2021 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jacob+Melissa Burch-Hill (2)
12/18/2021 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Brandy Ernzen
Abigail Hossler
tim hossler
12/19/2021 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Kaczor
12/20/2021 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
12/20/2021 (Mon.)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Jenny Purvis
Molly Kaldahl
12/21/2021 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Paula Pepin (2)
Paula and Oliver Pepin will spend the night.
12/22/2021 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Addison Fiester (2)
Nate & Addison Fiester
12/23/2021 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Cindy Hills
Mary Adams
12/24/2021 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Mikayla Swart (2)
Greg & Mikayla Swart
12/25/2021 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Katherine and Bob Dinsdale (2)
12/26/2021 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Brandy Ernzen
Wendy Wheeler
12/27/2021 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland
Wendy Wheeler

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Heather Tildes (2)
12/28/2021 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Mike Blakeman
Kirk Hutson
12/29/2021 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Virgil Dean
12/30/2021 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Irene Soderstrom (2)
Irene and Dave Soderstrom
12/31/2021 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jacob + Melissa Burch-Hill
Jacob + Melissa Burch-Hill
01/01/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Gina&Jared Young (2)
Virgil Dean
01/02/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Tim&Jenny O’Brien (2)
01/03/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Virgil Dean
Joanna Harader (2)
w/ Grace
01/03/2022 (Mon.)

Snacks for January (5)

Pre-packaged snacks for 25 people (e.g., 25 granola bars, 25 individuals bags of trail mix, etc.) Please drop off at the Day Center at 905 Tennessee St.

 
All slots filled
Ardith Pierce (5)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Heather Tildes (2)
01/04/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Matt Sturtevant
01/05/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Mary Adams
01/06/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Deb Boatright
Mary Adams
01/07/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
01/08/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Joanna Harader (2)
w/ Grace
01/09/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Tim O’Brien
01/10/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Heather Tildes (2)
01/11/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Kris & Chuck Marsh (2)
01/12/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
01/13/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Katherine and Bob Dinsdale (2)
01/14/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Joy Rhea
Wendy Wheeler
01/15/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Virgil Dean (2)
with Jan Dean
01/16/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Irene Soderstrom
Katherine Dinsdale
01/17/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland Pitney
Joanna Harader
01/17/2022 (Mon.)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Mindy Stutler (2)
01/18/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Tim Hossler (2)
Abbey Hossler
01/19/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Wendy Wheeler
Mary Adams
01/20/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
All slots filled
Kristin Colahan-Sederstrom
Wendy Wheeler
Matt Sturtevant
01/21/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Tim & Jenny O’Brien (2)
01/22/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Irene Soderstrom
Scott Sponholtz
01/23/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Wendy Wheeler
01/24/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland
Wendy Wheeler

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Mindy Stutler (2)
01/25/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Kristin Colahan-Sederstrom
Wendy Wheeler
01/26/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Virgil Dean
01/27/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jennifer Groene (2)
01/28/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
01/29/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Scott Sponholtz
01/30/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Wendy Wheeler
01/31/2022 (Mon.)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Bill Gollier
Betsy Alford
01/31/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland Pitney
02/01/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 

Snacks for February (5)

Pre-packaged snacks for 25 people (e.g., 25 granola bars, 25 individuals bags of trail mix, etc.) Please drop off at the Day Center at 905 Tennessee St.

 
All slots filled
Jennifer Alderdice
Cathy Nelson
Lydia Diebolt
Lydia Diebolt (2)
02/02/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/03/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/04/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/05/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Jenny and Ben Skillman (2)
02/06/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/07/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Bill Gollier
Betsy Alford
02/08/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Kris & Chuck Marsh (2)
02/09/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/10/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/11/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
2 of 3 slots filled
Katherine and Bob Dinsdale (2)
02/12/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Scott Sponholtz
02/13/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/14/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/14/2022 (Mon.)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Mary Batson
Marianne Hoffman
02/15/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/16/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland Pitney
02/17/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/18/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/19/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Scott Sponholtz
02/20/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/21/2022 (Mon.)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Beth or David Whittaker
Mary Batson
02/21/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Jerusha McFarland Pitney
02/22/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/23/2022 (Wed.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/24/2022 (Thu.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/25/2022 (Fri.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/26/2022 (Sat.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Scott Sponholtz
02/27/2022 (Sun.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
02/28/2022 (Mon.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
03/01/2022 (Tue.)

Overnight Host 7:30pm to 7am (3)

 
03/01/2022 (Tue.)

Wash Bedding (2)

Bedding can be picked up from the Day House at 905 Tennessee St. on Monday and returned by Friday.

 
All slots filled
Beth or David Whittaker
Mary Batson
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