Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter (WATTS) is a program conducted by congregations in Frederick and Clarke Counties and Winchester to provide warm, safe shelter and nourishment to homeless members of our community during the winter months. WATTS has been very successful. Since its inception, WATTS has grown from eight to 18 host congregations, which significantly increases support to the most vulnerable members of our local homeless community.
Christ Church hosted WATTS guests February 4-11, 2023 in our parish hall. 65 volunteers spent more than 500 volunteer hours hosting 45 guests this winter. It was great to have everyone back onsite in the parish hall again.