St. Andrew's Family Shelter

St. Andrew's Family Shelter

St. Genevieve Week to Volunteer:  November 20-26

St. Andrew's Family Shelter is now open and serving families who might otherwise be homeless.  Families are actively working with the Community Resource Center at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church to find employment and affordable housing.  Area churches are taking turns providing dinner for the families, as well as staffing the shelter.

Volunteer Opportunities
Provide Dinner (1 needed Sunday - Saturday; Meals are dropped off in a cooler outside the house door.  The number of current families and any food allergies will be available to you before you plan your shopping list.)
Serve Dinner (Sign up with a buddy 5-8pm Sunday - Saturday)
Overnight (Sign up with a buddy/roommate 8pm-9am Sunday - Saturday; if someone signs up to serve breakfast, you can leave for work at 7am)
Serve Breakfast (1 needed 7am-9am Monday - Friday)

St. Andrew's is not requiring volunteers or staff to be vaccinated, BUT your buddy may feel comfortable only volunteering with someone who has been vaccinated for Covid-19.  Be prepared to share your vaccination status with your (potential) buddy.  Volunteers are being asked to wear masks.

Anyone volunteering at the Shelter needs to be up-to-date in their Safe Environment Training.  This means you need to have a current (within the last three years) background check, Virtus training and Code of Conduct.  Check your status at or by contacting Susie Irlbeck at [email protected].

Coming Soon:  Click here for the link to sign up to volunteer for November 20-26.

If you need a buddy or have any questions, contact Julie at [email protected].

Upcoming weeks the Church of St. Genevieve is hosting:   November 20-26.

View pictures and details about the reopening plan:




It takes about $8,200 a month to operate and staff the shelter.  Support the shelter financially by donating through our online giving

Read past updates about St. Andrew's Family Shelter:

November 17, 2019 flyer
October 7, 2018 flyer
May 12, 2018 flyer



Read about the History of St. Andrew's Family Shelter:
June 14, 2018 article in the Pioneer Press