Hypothermia Prevention Shelter

2023 Hypothermia Prevention Shelter

Holy Comforter will host a one-week Hypothermia Prevention Shelter from Sunday, January 29 to Sunday, February 5. In partnership with FACETS, our Ministry Center will host 30+ guests who live and work without a home. Unlike last year, where guests were housed in a central location and we brought food and supplies to them, our parish will provide a warm place to sleep and nourishing meals.

In addition, our shelter will offer much-needed personal supplies (toothpaste/brushes, socks, soap/shampoo, etc.), Smart Trip cards, gasoline cards, and entertainment such as music, games, books, and magazines. A bin to drop off supplies is located in the Narthex.

Contributions Needed!

Donate much needed funds to support our guests for Metro Smart Trip Cards and other needed supplies. To support the shelter click on the button below and select “Hypothermia Shelter” from the Fund dropdown menu.


To volunteer, please sign up below.

Providing Meals

BreakfastDownload breakfast menus by day with recipes.

For each breakfast service, we are seeking two individuals/groups to prepare breakfast. Recipes will need to be doubled per individual/group to support all our guests. Please note, Friday’s breakfast is store bought breakfast sandwiches for those who don’t wish to cook but would like to provide a meal.

DinnerDownload dinner menus by day with recipes.

For each dinner service, we are seeking two individuals/groups to prepare meals. You are asked to follow recipes as closely as possible.

Driving the FACETS Van (and those serving as riders)

For those who have agreed to drive our guests in the FACETS van, please complete the Driving Record Transcript Authorization Form and send them to Alex Graham.

Download the FACETS Van Driver/Rider Instructions.

Volunteer Orientation and Training Session

Calling all cooks, shift workers, and drivers! A one hour orientation and training program will take place via Zoom on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. This online training will review the following:

Overview of Program/Shelter Guests

Daily Schedule of Events

Roles/Tasks of Volunteers

FACETS Online Volunteer Registration


Meeting ID: 894 7739 9793
Dial by your location:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Questions? Please contact Alex Graham. For those who cannot attend the Zoom orientation and training session, it will also be recorded and made available on this page.