News Item–Sheltering Places in Winona during winter

Dear Friends,

I wanted you to be aware of this information to share as you see fit within the community–take care all–Pastor Kathy


Three Shelters – Winona

Offering escape from the cold nearly 24 hours a day.


Open Hours:  8:00 pm to 8:00 am.   7 nights a week.  (November 1 – March 31)

Note:  Because the door is locked at 10:00 pm,  guests must check in between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

Location:  69 W. 3rd Street, in the alley behind the EDGE Church

Description:  Currently in its fifth season, this shelter is now run entirely by Catholic Charities staff. It offers overnight accommodation, laundry facilities, hygiene items, showers, and meals.

Contact:  Chad Cagle / 507-458-9197 /


Open Hours:  8:15 am to 12:00 noon.   7 days a week.   (November 16 – December 18)

Location:  13 Lake Park Drive, between Lake Winona and the end of Main Street.

Description:  This is a temporary shelter which will be reassessed prior to the Dec. 18 end date. It picks up where “The Gathering Place” at Wesley United Methodist left off (that site had provided daytime shelter the last three winters, but is now closed due to COVID-19). Organized by the Filling the Gaps Network, in partnership with the City of Winona, Lake Lodge Morning Shelter is staffed by volunteers and offers WiFi access, coffee, snacks, games, reading material, and the best view in town. 

Contact:  Dwayne Voegeli / 507-450-6405 /


Open Hours:  12:00 noon to 7:00 pm.  7 days a week.   (November 16 – March 31)

Location:  79 W. 3rd Street, on the of corner of 3rd and Main Street

Description:  This new program of Catholic Charities offers daytime shelter and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), access to the internet, use of Chromebook devices, Virtual Peer Support Network, and coffee, water, and snacks. Staff and volunteers will be available to provide referrals and to assist with housing searches and navigation.

Contact:  Chad Cagle / 507-458-9197 /

“Signup” Web Page for the Day Center and Lake Lodge Morning Shelter: