Rotating Shelter

Hosting those experiencing homelessness since 1992

A Partnership between St. Clare’s Church, Temple Beth Emeth and Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Thanksgiving 2021 Volunteer & Donation Opportunities

We are once again hosting the Rotating Shelter at our Genesis building to serve men experiencing homelessness during Thanksgiving week (Nov. 22 – 29). Although meals and drivers are not needed this time, you can SIGNUP HERE to be an on site volunteer host and to donate pre-packaged food. We also encourage monetary donations to the Shelter Association. See below for more information on how to contribute this year. 

COVID Precautions: all guests and hosts must be masked, and guests are tested twice weekly. Guests can remove masks to eat and drink in the social room and when in their bedding area. 


This Information & Host Training document must be reviewed before taking a shift. Thank you!


THANK YOU to ALL of our volunteers – this year, from years past, and in the future! You make it possible to run the Rotating Shelter ! MORE INFORMATION BELOW …

Evening and Overnight Hosts are needed. The volunteer shifts are:

  1. Welcome Evening Host 6:30 – 9:00 PM, and
  2. Overnight Host 8:30 PM – 7:00 AM 

More details are written in the SIGNUP and the training document; a Shelter Association staff member will be present until about 10 PM.  

Monetary Donations to the Shelter Association are especially appreciated this year! Make your contribution online or by mail by visiting the Shelter Association’s Donation Page. Thank you!

Questions / Comments:

General Questions: contact Knut Hill by text (preferred) at: 734-657-1498 [or alternatively at knuthill@yahoo.com ]

Food Questions: contact Noreen DeYoung at ndeyoung@umich.edu

Genesis Rotating Shelter Co-Coordinators

  • Knut Hill (St. Clare’s Church)
  • Noreen DeYoung (Temple Beth Emeth)
  • Pete Millar (St. Clare’s Church)
  • Linda Klimach (St. Clare’s Church)