JCCM Homeless Services was designed to give hope to individuals who have no fixed place of residence and not enough money for food or clothing. With the help of many volunteers and churches in Jefferson County, we provide the homeless or near homeless in Jefferson County with a variety of services including:

  • A safe cold-weather shelter from October to March
  • Aood assistance throughout the year
  • Assistance obtaining ID cards and relevant documents
  • Laundry facilities
  • Computer and internet access
  • PanTran tickets
  • A mailing address
  • Life skills coaching sessions
  • Resources to mental and physical health care services

Values and Volunteer Guidelines

To ensure the shelter and meal locations are a safe place for all
To respect all guests and volunteers
To provide services fairly and consistently
To use our resources wisely

Learn more about JCCM the meals and homeless shelter.

Meals for the Homeless
Shelter for the Homeless

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.