Operation Warm Heart

In the winter of 2003-2004, the Coalition was able to organize and coordinate a group of concerned churches in order to create Operation Warm Heart to address the needs of the street homeless, particularly in harsh winter weather.  Each night through the cold winter months  one of our partner churches provides hospitality, a warm meal and a place to sleep for up to fourteen guests.  The Coalition provides staff supervision, transportation, and access to our other Project Gatekeeper advocacy services.   Each winter we serve well over one hundred individuals in Operation Warm Heart, and have been able to effect lasting changes in many lives.  We provide intensive case management in order to move clients from the streets to more traditional shelter, with the goal of permanent housing with social supports.