“City with Dwellings,” a cooperative organization, works to engage our whole community in the effort to end homelessness in Winston-Salem. Our diverse partnership of congregations, colleges, civic groups, and individuals – including persons formerly homeless – come together, empower, and humanize those who face homelessness; provide winter emergency shelter and outreach services; and strategically plan how we can integrate important homeless resources in our dynamic city and its developing downtown.
Through this mission, we form generative relationships among different populations – most importantly, between our homeless residents and the wider community; problem-solving with businesses, police, city servants, and health care professionals; and, leverage our city’s strengths to address the challenges of homelessness. “City with Dwellings” alludes to a Judeo-Christian description of homes lining the streets as an image of a restored community.
- Overflow homeless shelters open for season in Winston-Salem (2015, Dec 3, WS Journal)
Overflow shelters open (2015, Dec 3, WXII)
- Winter overflow shelters to open Tuesday in Winston-Salem (2015, Nov 30, WGHP)
Winston-Salem Charities Come Together to Fight Homelessness(2015, Feb 22, NewsSBMedia)
Overflow homeless shelters in Winston-Salem need additional volunteers (2014, Jan 1, WGHP)
Winston-Salem homeless shelters filled to capacity (2013, Dec 1, WGHP)
Emergency Shelters will Open (2013, Dec 2, WXII)