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Bethesda Center operates a day shelter and emergency night shelter for homeless men and women in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

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Placed in
Permanent Housing
Served in
Night Shelter
Served in Emergency
Day Shelter
*Based on 2020 Data
Since 1989, Bethesda Center creates opportunities daily through emergency and supportive services, empowering individuals to live stable lives.
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Day Shelter
Open Daily 6:30am-7pm

Every day at 6:30 AM, Bethesda’s day shelter opens, welcoming the homeless from throughout the community. Day shelter services any member of the homeless community, for people living on the streets, in the woods and abandoned structures and who are in dire need of our basic services.

We recognize the importance of offering a safe place where people are protected from inclement weather – the snow and freezing rain of winter as well as the oppressive heat of summer.

  • Restrooms & Showers
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Telephones
  • Mailing Address
  • Computer and Internet
  • Guest Resources & More
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Night Shelter
Open Nightly 7pm-6am

In addition to the services provided through the day shelter, Bethesda’s night shelter services include spiritual growth opportunities (3D: Discussion, Devotion and Dinner) and temporary housing.

Bethesda’s night shelter for homeless individuals serves as an entry point back into the community. Qualified guests benefit from supportive services that we provide.

Guest Intake: Mon-Thur: 9am to 4pm. No intake on weekends.

  • Permanent Housing
  • Family Reunification
  • Case Management
  • Mental & Physical Health Care
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Case Management

The Case Management program at Bethesda is customized to meet the individual needs of our guests. They provide homeless individuals with guidance in exploring barriers that hinder their ability to live independently.

We also serve chronically homeless individuals. Chronically homeless are those who have been on the streets or in shelters for at least a year, or who have had multiple episodes of homelessness, and who have a disabling condition, usually mental health or addiction.

  • Regular meetings with case managers to assist with service plan goals
  • Community resource referrals & linkage
  • Financial management
  • Transportation services
Urgent Needs
Please consider purchasing our needs through the Bethesda Amazon Wishlist. Thank you for your support!
  • Cases of Water
  • Cans of Lysol
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Liquid Hand Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Disposable Razors
  • 39 Gal. Trash Bags
  • Ready to Eat Meals
  • Wash Cloths/Towels
  • Men/Women Underwear
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Due to limited space,
we DO NOT accept clothing.
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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We depend on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and churches in the community to keep our shelter doors open year after year and to be able to provide supportive services to our guests.
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Serve A Meal

Guests of Bethesda Center would be hungry if not for the generosity and kindness of volunteer teams that feed guests a simple meal and share a message of encouragement.

Prepare/serve lunch for 75 or dinner for 100

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Our volunteers are our heroes and we can’t do without them! Give your time and skills to better the lives of the homeless. Please fill out the form to let us know your interests and skills.

We welcome Interns as well.

Meal Sign Up
NOTE: serving a meal is ONLY for organizations, i.e., churches, civic organizations, clubs, etc.

If you or your organization is interested in serving the needs of Bethesda, please reach out to us on our contact form Below.
Donors like you have made it possible to serve the homeless for over 30 years, and with your support. We look forward to serving for years to come.
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Contact Us

Bethesda Center for
the Homeless

930 North Patterson Ave.
Winston Salem, NC 27101

(336) 722-9951

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Faculty & Staff

William “Bo” McDonald
Executive Director
Bruce Wissinger
Development Director
Ms. Keshia Gonzalez
Shelter Director
(336) 722-9951 x 1425
Ms. Kaycee Patterson
Intake and Data Entry
(336) 722-9951 x 1417

Case Management

Ms. Trina Brinkley
Director of Case Management
(336) 722-9951 x 1406
Ms. Shante Parker Sellers
Case Manager
(336) 722-9951 x 1419
Ms. Dawn Redd
Rapid Re-Housing Case Manager
(336) 722-9951 x 1420
Ms. Demetrius Lundy
Case Manager
(336) 722-9951 x 1404
Mr. Quinten Henighan
Case Manager
(336) 722-9951 x 1403
Mr. Gerald Reynolds
(336) 722-9951 x 1418

Board of Directors 2023-2024

Chad Armstrong
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
Chris Leab
Vice President
Jason Marley
Karla Brown
Wake Forest Medical
Laura Miller
Kilpatrick Townsend &
Stockton LLP
Amanda Burton
Atrium Health
Fleming El-Amin
County Commission
Michelle Mason
McGriff Insurance Services
Todd Miller
Charles Ryan
Piedmont Federal Savings Bank