A safe option for those who are homeless seeking a warm place to sleep is now open for the season at 189 Chestnut Street in Oneonta, NY until the spring according to Lynn Glueckert, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Delaware, Otsego, and Schoharie Counties.

The "warming station" is a collaborative effort between Catholic Charities and the Oneonta Main Street Baptist Church. Glueckert says that those in need can come to the warming shelter any night of the week from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. for shelter and warmth. In addition, there will be snacks and hot drinks available. Glueckert hopes to help those coming to the warming station get help with accessing more permanent housing by providing people with additional available resources for assistance.

Warming Station at 189 Chestnut St., Oneonta Credit: Google Maps, street view)
Warming Station at 189 Chestnut St., Oneonta (Credit: Google Maps, street view)

If you would like to help Catholic Charities and the Main Baptist Church with this mission, you can donate any individually wrapped snacks/breakfast items, personal care items, and monetary donations to cover the cost of staffing and site maintenance. To make a monetary donation, send a check to:

Main Street Baptist Church
333 Main St.
Oneonta, NY 13820
(put "warming station" in the memo line of your check)

For more information or any questions about donating, call Catholic Charities at (607) 432-0061.

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