They are the area's only day shelter, touching hundreds of lives every year. Every day at 8:00 AM, Bethesda's day shelter opens, welcoming the homeless from throughout the community.
Day shelter services are for people living on the streets, in the woods and abandoned structures and who are in dire need of their basic services listed below.
They recognize the importance of offering a safe place where people are protected from inclement weather - the snow and freezing rain of winter as well as the oppressive heat of summer.
Their day shelter services include: Restrooms and showers Laundry facilities Telephones Mailing address Computer and Internet Client resources and more.
Day Shelter Hours: 8 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday: 8 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday
Winter months: If there is precipitation and the temperature or wind factor is at or below 42 degrees, the day shelter is opened 6:30 am to 7 pm
Summer months: If the temperature is above 85 degrees, the day shelter is opened 8 am to 7 pm.
Night Shelter Hours: 7 pm to 6:30 am Monday through Sunday
Winter months of December through March: The City of Winston-Salem operates an overflow shelter to accommodate an enhanced number of people seeking shelter.
Individuals may contact Bethesda for more information.
Client Intake: Mon-Fri 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. No intake on weekends.