Homelessness

Williamsburg's emergency shelter program in full swing

Williamsburg's emergency shelter program in full swing

As darkness fell around Williamsburg Church of Christ on a Thursday in late December, the lights switched on and volunteers trickled in, readying the church for a fourth night hosting Community of Faith Mission.

A foyer containing the check-in and intake tables opened into a large room split by a wall of stacked chairs labeled "Sleeping Quarters, Men Only." Navy blue sleeping mats leaned against one side of the chair partition, ready for distribution at 8:15 p.m.

An overhead projector cast a blank blue screen on a wall nearby.

"I think we're going to stream some football for them tonight," said church minister Adam Davis.

Meanwhile, church...

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