Elk Grove Winter Sanctuary

Elk Grove WINS LogoElk Grove Winter Sanctuary (EG WINS) is a joint effort with local churches to offer temporary, emergency shelter for homeless people in Elk Grove. This program of PATH Elk Grove is based on the successful model used in Davis, CA since 2007, and is supported by Sacramento Self Help Housing, Elk Grove Food Bank Services and the City of Elk Grove.

Our second season begins December 14, 2014 and runs for 12 weeks ending March 8, 2015. Local churches will provide accomodations for up to 25 men, women, and families with a warm, dry place to sleep, a hot meal, and friendly companionship.


Volunteer at Elk Grove Winter Sanctuary  (EG WINS)

We are looking for people that have a compassionate heart for others and are willing to donate one day a week for the 12 week program.  We offer different duties and different amounts of involvement to meet individual needs of our volunteers.  

Volunteer Application Form: Complete and return
EG WINS Volunteer Form with Fillable Fields

What are volunteer expected to do?
Click here to see more information

What churches are participating this year?
Click here for a list of churches and the dates they will be hosting



Do you need a safe comfortable place to stay this winter?

  • EG WINS is a free program of  PATH serving Elk Grove’s homeless men, women, and families.
  • Nightly, December 14, 2013 to March 8, 2015 – 12 weeks.
  • Provides overnight sanctuary, dinner, and breakfast at one of the local churches.
  • Your bike can be stored and its okay to bring a bag/backpack but, we don’t have storage for your other items
How to join EG WINS
Register at Elk Grove United Methodist Church, 8986 Elk Grove Blvd. between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. Do not arrive earlier than 5:15 pm!

The EG WINS program takes place at other churches around Elk Grove. Transportation provided. 

Important things to know
  1. EG WINS requires guests to register and sign a code of conduct.
  2. Once you register for a night, you are expected to stay to the morning. If you decide to leave, you are on your own.
  3. No smoking, drugs, or weapons.
  4. No pets
MEAL & SIGN UP – Preregister for EG WINS on Saturday, Dec. 14,  8 am to 10 am during free breakfast at EG United Methodist 

For More Information
Homeless Resources – Dial 211
EG WINS message line – 209-730-6751
Renee West, Elk Grove Food Bank Services, 916-525-5285