Conversations began in 2011 between the Gettysburg Ministerium, the Community Soup Kitchen, County Government, local shelters, and concerned individuals, because of the lack of shelter beds once the local shelter was filled. The group investigated many forms of emergency shelter and the Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. model was selected. In November of 2012 a cold weather shelter program opened its doors to the homeless in the Gettysburg, PA area.

A further expansion of service began in October 2013 with the opening of the Resource Center at the Slentz House.

Blessing and Open House for our Resource Center at the Slentz House (October 24, 2013)



Awarded the Peace Maker of the Year Award in 2013 from the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice

Awarded Certificate of Merit from the Gettysburg Historic Architectural Review Board for Accessibility, Rehabilitation , and Paint.