Celebrating Christmas with the Women of the Dwelling Place

A favorite Christmas carol, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, stirs treasured memories of family and loved ones, of the warmth and comfort of home. Being homeless during the holiday season is heartbreaking to experience. At The Dwelling Place we are dedicated to creating a spirit of joy and community to ease the heartache and challenges of homelessness often felt more keenly.

The women residents will gather on Christmas morning for a special breakfast, be invited to stay home for the day to relax and share time together, and then enjoy Christmas dinner in the evening. We are grateful for our friends who are providing Christmas surprises including gift cards, toiletries, warm hats, scarves, and gloves, and tasty treats.

Open dinner night on Wednesday, December 27 will be a Christmas celebration for our weekly Wednesday evening guests. All homeless or elderly women in the local area are welcome for dinner and companionship during the holiday season. Dinner will be served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

The Dwelling Place Christmas Wish List for 2017

This Christmas our greatest need is your financial support. Providing a safe home and offering supportive services for the women we serve is becoming more and more challenging with the growing need, rising costs, and staffing needs. We have been able to serve women for 40 years because of the generosity of our many donors. YOU make the services of The Dwelling Place possible. We can only go forward with your help. Please visit our DONATE NOW page to choose a way to be of support.

We sincerely thank each of you who have already sent a Christmas gift. In the name of our ladies, I extend sincere gratitude and offer the blessing below for you and your loved ones.

Wishing you the blessings of home and love for the holidays,

Sister Joann


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