Overnights of Hospitality
The Plymouth Task Force to End Homelessness runs an emergency temporary shelter program in the town of Plymouth during the colder months of the year. Currently, there are many religious and non religious based organizations and individual volunteers that help provide finances and give of their time and talents that enables us to ensure shelter and warm meals to the homeless men in the area from November to April.
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In 2007 The First Baptist Church of Plymouth was honored to start hosting the Nights of Hospitality program to shelter the homeless during the February School Vacation Week!
In 2010 we added a second week of hosting the program and in the 2014-2015 season opened our building to the program for several weeks during the winter! In the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 season most of the area Churches were unable to host the program at all. We now host for 13 weeks of the 18 weeks that the program runs and operates. The Christ Church at 149 Court Street hosts the other 5 weeks.
Once again this fall, 18 weeks of emergency shelter access will be available for those that needed it. The buildings of The First Baptist Church of Plymouth and the Christ Church will be used by the program to shelter the homeless men of the Plymouth area. We believe we are called by God for this kind of ministry and will open our doors as an “emergency shelter” for the program. This has always been a great opportunity for us as a church to open our doors to those who desperately need help. We always ask that all will continuously keep any and all homeless people in prayer – thank you.
Volunteer or Donate
As in the past, we are always asking for volunteers to be overnight chaperones or to cook and to serve meals to the men. Those that cannot actively help by volunteering for an overnight, instead may decide to donate drinks and food (like breakfast bars or fruit). Those that are able may come to the church to clean and prepare the kitchen and Judson Hall where the men sleep. To provide any financial donations please click on the link above.
North Plymouth Shelter
In addition, the Task Force for the Homeless also runs a “sober house” in North Plymouth for homeless men who abstain from drugs and alcohol. The house is currently leased, but the organization hopes to be able to purchase the house in the future to ensure its permanence. Fundraising efforts are expected to begin soon.
For more information
Task Force to End Homelessness
P.O. Box 3896
Plymouth, MA 02361