Women and Children's

Cold Weather Shelter

Current Status:




Check-in 6pm-8:30pm 

Check-out 7am

*No Early Admittance


For the safety of all guests and volunteers,

no disruptive or hostile behavior will be tolerated in the shelter

**You will be asked to leave**

December 1-March 1 each year, EFBC operates a cold weather shelter for women and children who may be homeless or heatless in Escambia County, FL. 

Cots, showers, bedding, dinner, and breakfast is provided. 

Check in time is 6:00pm-8:30pm on nights forecast to drop BELOW 40 degrees (per weather forecast listed above).

Guests must check out at 7:00am

**In event of extreme cold we make every

attempt to remain open longer than 7am when volunteers are available

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Volunteers for the Cold-Weather Shelter

We need volunteers for the Check-in Team, Kitchen Team, and Overnight Team. Our biggest need is for the Overnight Team.  Serving women and children who have no warm place to sleep is truly a blessing.  Both guests and volunteers are blessed by this ministry.  If you'd like to become part of the team, and volunteer at the shelter-please let us know!

All volunteers must pass a background check to serve at the shelter.  If you are interested in helping us with this ministry, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page and let us know.  Someone will contact you with more information. Thank You!

EFBC'S Shelter is a smoke/vape-free facility

Takin' it to the "Streets"

Homeless Outreach


2:00-5:30pm; Worship at 3:30pm

Takin' it to the Streets

Each week EFBC sends out our big yellow bus and church van to pick up the homeless men and women in Escambia County who would like to come to our church for services.


We provide showers, toiletries, emergency clothing, and survival gear (tents, tarps, sleeping bags). 

A Worship Service takes place at 3:30pm followed by a hot meal, and transportation back to where they were picked up.


Musicians, speakers, cooks, servers, clean up crew and many others behind the scenes, offer their time, talents and finances to see that the needs of the homeless population continue to be met on a weekly basis.  It is truly a "God Thing" to watch it all come together each Sunday!

​If you are interested in joining us one Sunday to see what it's all about-please contact us via the form on the bottom of this page, or contact Pastor Jeff directly at

850-530-2429 for more information.


Ongoing Needs: Tarps, Tents, Sleeping Bags, New Socks, New Underwear for Men and Women, Toiletries, Bug Spray, Tennis Shoes for Men/Women 

If you would like to donate any of the listed items, you can do so on Sunday afternoons between 2:00-5:00pm

Monetary donations are always needed for operational costs and can be sent to Ensley First Baptist Church

50 W. Johnson Ave. Pensacola, FL 32534 

Designate "Streets" on the memo line

Thank You for all the donations and help

we receive on a regular basis! 

Women must be able to care for themselves to stay at the shelter

(get to and from restroom/shower, in and out of bed without assistance)

Children must be under age 18


We cannot provide any medical care

No animals allowed in the shelter

Decision to open or close shelter is made by 10am each day and will be posted here and on our FaceBook page