The Lancaster County Council of Churches provides an overnight women’s winter shelter at YWCA Lancaster from December through March. The homeless overnight shelter is open to single women and women with children. The shelter is staffed by volunteers from houses of worship from all over the county.
Women sleep on mattresses provided the the Lancaster County Council of Churches on the floor of the YWCA gymnasium. Women with children sleep in a separate area for the comfort of all guests. Showers and lockers are also available and the Council provides snacks and beverages.
Women must be prescreened and given a voucher in order to stay overnight in the winter shelter. To learn more about the Winter Shelter call 717-291-2261.