H.O.S.T. is a group of residents from local Churches who have banded together to help their fellow citizens who are homeless or part of the working poor in our society.

Our Vision
Trusted by our community to share Jesus' love and compassion by providing housing to the homeless and sharing the good news to transform lives.

Our Goal
To minimize the growing homeless population:
  • Year 4 - Building renovation and open for another season
  • Year 5 - Significant funding through Churches, City, County, Federal, and private donations
Patterson currently has over 40 people homeless, and this number is GROWING.
  • 62% Men
  • 15% Women
  • 23% Children under 15
Together, we help with the needs of the homeless in our community by assisting with or providing:
  • Shelter Temporary housing for the Winter
  • Food Covering all basic food groups
  • Clothing Shoes, jackets, sweaters, pants
  • Toiletries Toothpaste/brush, soap, towels
  • Labor Pool Assist in paying for themselves
You can help our cause in many ways.
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About H.O.S.T.

[brief History section]

[founders, opening, past events, etc]

[list of all churches involved]

[current shelter info, capacity, location, etc]

Mission Statement

Matthew 25:34-40
Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what's coming to you in this kingdom. It's been ready for you since the world's foundation. And here's why:
I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you come to me.'
Then those 'sheep' are going to say, 'Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and came to you?' Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenver you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me - you did it to me.'


We need volunteers to fill several different positions. Any help you are able to give is greatly appreciated.

Highly Desired Right Now
  • Fundraising and event clean-up
  • Renovating the new facility
Other Needed Positions
  • Cooking prepared meals
  • Assisting with car rides
  • Cleaning in-house
  • Washing clothes
  • Hosting, facilitating Bible study

If you are interested in becoming a H.O.S.T. volunteer, print out the Volunteer Application and send it to the address below or fill out the form on the right to send your submission via email.

Send completed applications to:
PO Box 1418
Patterson, CA 95363

Thank you for your time!



Home Address



Church (not required)

Why do you want to become a H.O.S.T. volunteer?

What are you interested in doing as a volunteer?
Bible Study
Wherever I'm needed most

If marked 'Other', what else are you interested in doing?

What is your availabilty? Please list both days and hours.


H.O.S.T. holds the right to run background checks as necessary.

The goal of H.O.S.T. is to provide housing and resources to homeless and those in need. We are a faith-based organization that wants to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Guests of H.O.S.T. are not required to participate in religious activities and we do not require our volunteers to be from a Church.

We greatly appreciate your generocity!

Needs List for the Shelter

All donations by mail should be sent to the following:
H.O.S.T. PO Box 1418
Patterson, CA 95363

Donations via Paypal are now OPEN!

Fees do apply: 2.9% + $0.30 per transaction
Board Executives
Karen Briones

Terry Murray

Pamella Secrest

Shelter Location
405 S 4th St
Patterson, CA 95363

(Click on map image for Driving Directions)