The Lazarus Day Center provides a warm, safe, hospitable place with a community atmosphere for homeless and marginally housed men and women age 50 and older. On an average day, 350 individuals come through our doors seeking food and shelter. The center is open 365 days a year from 7:00a.m. - 6:30 p.m. These hours/days may change as funding allows.
As a result of their age and living conditions, the majority of our guests suffer from mental and physical disabilities. The Center opened in July 1990 to serve this special population of elderly people who are vulnerable to the weather, street predators, and illness.
The Lead Staff checks men into shelter, records data, monitors shelter dorm, areas for trouble spots, and opens storage and allotted items. Lead Staff assigns these duties to the Floor Monitors (and him or herself), connects with day staff, provides guidance to staff and volunteers in completing their duties, and provides leadership in crisis intervention or other issues during the shift.
GRAVE SHIFT: 10:15pm to 7:15 am