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The Winter Nights Rotating Shelter Program  is a project of the Social Justice Alliance of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County. It provides a clean, safe and warm facility at night and a daytime services center during winter for homeless families with children. The program will serve up to 30 persons at any given time.  Congregations throughout central and east Contra Costa provide space, meals, and volunteers.  Winter Nights will provide bedding, and Winter Nights professional staff will supervise the shelter 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

The hosting congregations provide site volunteers, meals, and supplies.


Winter Nights @ MDUUC is co-sponsored by the Food Project and Homeless & Affordable Housing Committee (HAHC)  
Please check out other volunteer opportunities at Food Project website 




Recent Announcements

  • 2014-15 Winter Nights - Surface Cleaner Hello WWNV!Reminder: For  those of you who need to clean table or count tops, please use the Dr. Bronner's spray bottles in the kitchen NOT the disinfectants in ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 9:35 PM by WNVolunteer Coordinator
  • 2014-15 Winter NIghts -Flexibility as a Spiritual Practice‏ Hello Wonderful Winter Nights Volunteers!There is a lesson in all things. Case in point: I was getting SO frustrated because of the low volunteer signups for WEEKEND Kids Activities ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 9:31 PM by WNVolunteer Coordinator
  • 2014-15 Winter Nights - Winter Nights' Synchronicity‏ Today I'll drop stones into the riverAnd the current takes them out into foreverAnd the truth is most of us will never knowWhere our best intentions ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 9:21 PM by WNVolunteer Coordinator
  • 2014-15 Winter Nights - Some pix and then bedtime!‏ Hello Wonderful Winter Nights Volunteers,To quote Yoda, "Tired I am"... OK Yoda never said that, but I am a bit tuckered out. So I'm just going to send ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 8:59 PM by WNVolunteer Coordinator
  • Reflections on our Winter Nights Hosting - Doing the Math As our sixth year of hosting Winter Nights came to a close, I found myself reflecting on why I am so passionate about Winter Nights @ MDUUC.Let's face it ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2015, 10:25 AM by Carol Sue Cain
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Winter Nights Powerpoint






CLICK HERE! to see the mandatory "Sensitivity & Safe Environment" Volunteer Orientation Information.

CLICK HERE! to see Volunteer Job Descriptions

CLICK HERE! to see current Volunteer Rosters AND Sign Up for 2015 openings.


* Updated for 2014-15

Winter Nights @ MDUUC