History of JCCM Homeless Services
The Jefferson County Homeless Coalition, formed in 2010, opened the first shelters in January 2011 with men at Zion Episcopal Church and women at St. James Catholic Church. A variety of churches and individuals provided a full dinner for all each evening.
Late in 2015, the Homeless Coalition became part of Jefferson County Community Ministries.
During the winter months, women and men are now sheltered together on a rotating basis in the following churches: Asbury UMC, Charles Town, Charles Town Baptist, St. Thomas Lutheran, Oakland UM, St. James Catholic, Zion Episcopal, Kingdom Life Cathedral Ministries, Fellowship Bible, Asbury UMC, Shepherdstown, and Shepherdstown Presbyterian.
The churches, other organizations, and individuals take turns providing daily meals within the Charles Town area.