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Respite Bed Program

Any night I’m not on the street is heaven. -CAMBA guest, 69 years old
You could taste the love in the food. -CAMBA guest, 26 years old

About Volunteering | Group Opportunities | Host a Respite Bed Site

CAMBA’s Respite Bed Program is a network of over 35 churches and synagogues who donate their time and space to serve homeless clients of The Gathering Place, CAMBA’s Drop-In Center.  Each site provides a safe bed and a warm dinner to between 6 and 20 guests nightly.  This allows the guests to spend their days focused on overcoming homelessness, rather than on finding a place to sleep.  Every site is run differently, but they have many things in common.  All engage committed and compassionate volunteers; all provide a safe and friendly place for people in need; all serve nutritious and hot dinners; all are secular despite being run out of houses of worship; and all are seeking new volunteers to join in this vital service.



Become a Volunteer!

Orientation and training sessions for new volunteers are held monthly. 

Click here to submit a volunteer application.

Email for more information.


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