CCEH is currently constructing a NEW, permanent, Emergency Winter Shelter at the back of our Resource Center property, which will be operational for winter 2018/2019.

This will be run as it has been in the past, as a “low barrier” shelter that serves adults, including those with active addictions and felony convictions, so that those in need can sleep inside during dangerously cold winter months.

Want to Help? The winter shelter is part of CCEH’s three-year, Safe Spaces campaign.

During the 2017/2018 winter season the shelter was open in an interim space at St. Peter’s Activity Center in Concord.  This was the first year that CCEH owned and ran the shelter. It averaged about 35 guests a night and 144 volunteers made it possible.

Concord is currently served by 3 year-round shelters, two for families and one for adults who meet certain criteria.  In addition, for more than a decade First Congregational Church and South Congregational Church in Concord hosted a “low barrier” winter shelter, with support from hundreds of community volunteers. For the 2 years previous to this one, a winter shelter has been operated at St. Peter’s church, managed by the Friends Program.

 This was an interim solution which could not continue.  CCEH decided that we needed to fill this critical gap in Concord’s safety net, and we have received tremendous support from the community in taking on this project.


Groundbreaking ceremony on October 10, 2017
From left to right: Michael Leuchtenberger, CCEH Chair, Ellen Groh, CCEH Executive Director, Tom Fredenburg, visionary for the project, Mayor Jim Bouley         



Join us for the official RIBBON CUTTING for the new shelter!! – May 23, 5:00 – 6:30 pm  

Remarks and Ribbon-Cutting at 5:45 p.m.
  Hot dogs and treats
 Tours of the Resource Center and
 New Emergency Winter Shelter








Shelter Details:

  • 40 bed shelter, Men and Women, Adults only
  • 7 pm- 7 am
  • Due to the limited number of beds, this shelter is intended to serve people experiencing homelessness who already reside in the greater Concord area.

Want to volunteer at the Winter Shelter? Click here to sign up for emails about volunteer opportunities next season. Fill out form and click on ‘Winter Shelter Volunteers’ at the bottom.