Brighter Days Housing seeks volunteers to staff homeless shelter

Volunteers are being sought to help staff the new Brighter Days Housing homeless shelter, which is under construction on the east side of Columbus.

The Ecumenical Assembly of Bartholomew County – Love Chapel is seeking to sign up 200 volunteers to help at the facility prior to its opening around Labor Day.

Brighter Days will be an around-the-clock, every-day-of-the-year transition and emergency housing facility at 421 S. Mapleton St. that will provide housing for about 20 men and 16 women. Chaplains, in-take coordinators, hospitality providers and cleaning support are some of the volunteer opportunities.

If interested in volunteering at the new facility, contact Kathy Thompson by email at

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