Emergency Shelter of Walworth County Ministry A shelter and food ministry to homeless men that is based in our church and 6 other local churches in the county.The shelter usually runs from September till May each year.
Delavan First Baptist Church is among a handful of churches in Walworth County that has graciously allowed its facilities to be used as an emergency housing shelter for homeless individuals in Walworth County. Each week the shelter travels from one host church in the county to the next. Hosting congregations have the responsibility of staffing and managing the shelter while it is at their church. Our congregation as a host shelter also provides a light evening meal and breakfast to shelter guests. At present the shelter will house up to 20 men each night. Women and children are placed by the shelter into a nearby motel for the evening. As a congregation, we are committed to doing what we can to address the problem of homelessness in our community. Our involvement in this outreach program is yet another example of the high priority our congregation places upon mission outreach and service.