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Inn from the Cold

Inn From the Cold now mostly hosts single men and women or married couples without children.  The majority of our guests are working homeless or just people who have hit hard times. The Cathedral hosts “Inns” at St. Stephen’s Church. We work in the months that have five Tuesdays. We provide an evening meal, breakfast and a packed lunch for each guest.  There is accommodation for eighteen guests at St. Stephen's but on average we will host sixteen. We are now working in conjunction with Youth Central and we have young people coming along to help us set up the beds.

Time Commitment

Evening volunteers set up, prepare the evening meal and lunch bags. Two people stay overnight, (one male and one female.) They, plus the morning crew, help prepare and serve breakfast, take down the beds and do the laundry.  

Special Skills

Volunteers are required to have a police check completed before they can work with the guests. There is a place for people of all abilities and interests. All we ask is that you have a concern for helping the less fortunate citizens of our city.

To participate in this important ministry, please speak to Irene Dean or contact the cathedral office.