May 25, 2022
We were on the screen for our "Valley Business Today" conversation with Kory Campbell, Director of Marketing & Communications with Top of Virginia Regional Chamber. Joining us was Pastor Brandan Thomas from Winchester Rescue Mission to give us details about his organization and their current expansion to Valley Avenue in Winchester.
Brandan told us about the services that Winchester Rescue Mission offers to members in need in our community.
Resident Shelter Programs meet the most basic and immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness. Each night, men, women, and families find a warm bed and safety from the streets at the Winchester Rescue Mission. The center for men can currently sleep up to 32 while their center for women can currently sleep 15.
Case Management provides a case worker to work one-on-one with each person to develop a personalized plan to address needs including healthcare, mental health, literacy, and employment with the goal of helping them change unhealthy patterns of behavior, heal, and become a contributing member of our community.
Food Distribution and Community
Meals are provided through a partnershiup
with the local
food bank, as well as grocers, stores, and other businesses that
donate baked goods, meats, fresh produce, and other food items. The
food distribution is open to anyone in the community currently
needing food for themselves and their families.
Community dinner is served 7 days a week, 365 days a year at 5pm. The dinner is not only open to those finding shelter at Winchester Rescue Mission, but is open to individuals and families of the Winchester community. Click here to view the calendar.
Hygiene Services such as restrooms, hot showers and
personal hygiene supplies as well as laundry facilities are
available to all guests. The Winchester Rescue Mission’s shower and
laundry facilities are also open to the community. Men can use
these services Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30am - 1:30pm. Women
seeking to use these services should contact Winchester Rescue
Mission to schedule a time for use.
Brandan also explained what the expansion to
Valley Avenue will mean to the number of people they will be able
to serve in our community - nearly double. They will
also be able to expand their services to women and families,
classroom space, and year-round emergency shelter. Get more details
about the new building located at 2655 Valley Avenue by clicking here.
Kory told us about the "big move" the chamber is making to Winchester Regional Airport on June 16 and are looking forward to serving their members from the new location. He also gave us details for a few upcoming chamber events such as the Community Leadership Program graduation, Corporate Challenge, and Business After Hours.