The SaltLight Center provides a safe short-term (night-to-night) shelter for single women or women with minor children. It is open seven nights per week, including most holidays.

Here is how you can help:

Dinner Host – Prepare a meal at home and bring it to SaltLight facility which is on a church campus in Lawrenceville. The meal will need to serve a maximum of 14 people plus you if you want to eat dinner with our guests. Your children can come if they are at least 10 years old.

Evening Host – Arrive at the Salt Light Center by 5:45 p.m. and welcome guests when they arrive at 6:30 p.m. Show new guests around the facility. You will stay until 9 p.m. Children accompanying adults as evenings hosts must be at least 12 years old.

Overnight Hosts – Arrive at 9 p.m. to meet the guests. At 10:30 p.m. you can retire to a bedroom you share with another overnight host. Wake up guests at 5:30 a.m. and set out breakfast at 6 a.m. Think of this as a slumber party with a close friend! Overnight hosts must be at least 18 years old. Your shift ends at 7 a.m. when the shelter director arrives and determines if the guests can stay and use the resource room on weekdays. All guests leave by 7 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Day Hosts – Assist the director with light laundry, administrative work and setting out lunch for those using the resource room. Shifts are Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteer training is offered each month. See our calendar for the next SaltLight Center training.

Every morning we give a “Blessing Bag” to guests as they leave. This is a gallon-size bag with food & beverages for the day. See how to donate Blessing Bags and other items to the SaltLight Center.

For more information:

SaltLight Center


This group of girls volunteers at the SaltLight Center in 2016.

This group of girls volunteers at the SaltLight Center in 2016.