Community

Warm Welcome drop-in center hopes in Nehalem


Nehalem Bay Warm Welcome Daytime drop-in center, located in the Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church basement on 10 Street in Nehalem, enjoyed an open house and Blessing of the new facility on Sunday, February 21.

Jody Felton, Cynthia Root, Jeanne Newberg, Robin Preuit, Bobbie Mosher, Dorrie Slightom, Joe Maple, Jennie Meyers, Don West, Jan West, John Coopersmith. Not pictured. Anne Osborn Coopersmith.
Jody Felton, Cynthia Root, Jeanne Newberg, Robin Preuit, Bobbie Mosher, Dorrie Slightom, Joe Maple, Jennie Meyers, Don West, Jan West, John Coopersmith. Not pictured. Anne Osborn Coopersmith.

 

Warm Welcome is an outreach program of the church.

According to coordinator, Jennie Meyers, there is a need in the three-village community for a day time drop-in center that can offer rest, snacks, conversation and a safe place for guests who may be without a home or for others in the area who could benefit from a “warm welcome.”

The center offers a comfortable home-like setting, lots of books to read on site or to take along, food, coffee, water and juice, movies, puzzles and games. Also things that can be taken along are toiletries, such as toothpaste and brushes, soap, shampoo and more substantial items like blankets, jackets, socks, etc.

Members of the church have been generous in their donations. One couple of the church gave their electric organ to be played by volunteers or guests. CARTM donated furniture, soft goods and kitchen supplies. The Hope Chest also has donated sweaters, coats, blankets, and pillows. Partner church in Nehalem, The Covenant Community Church, has also donated furniture and children’s items. Out of town supporters have also sent toiletries, socks and towels.

Warm Welcome hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are volunteers on site to greet guests and make them feel welcome.