White Flag Emergency Shelter

As of 03/23/22 - 7,196 Bed nights provided to 721 people

White Flag Shelter nights are called when the temperatures are expected to be 35 degrees or below. 


Currently Declared WF Shelter Nights:

Updated each Friday at noon


To help with capacity planning, we have declared White Flag for the next 1½ weeks. Temps are dropping to critical lows. Below are the updated dates. We will continue to monitor, and if the temps change dramatically, we will review these current declarations.



***no current declarations 


Shelter opens at 5pm on declared days. 

St. John's MCC

SJMCC is serving as the main White Flag Shelter location for the 2021-2022 Winter Season


622 Maywood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

919.726.0727 (call)



Volunteers help ensure staff and maintain the shelter. As a volunteer you can staff the shelter or you can assist outside of operational hours to ensure that the shelter is prepared and process donations.


Running a shelter requires a lot of resources. See the list of needed items below.

If you would like to help contribute or would like to learn more ways you or your group can get involved, please click the button below.


The staff / volunteer portal will allow to access your schedule, see needs, and other important information. 

Staff Needed


If you are interested in a staff position, please complete the application by clicking the button below. This is a season/part-time position. 


Due to space, we are limited to the following donations for the Shelter. If you have other items that you would like to donate, please contact us and we will help find an appropriate home for your donation. 

Items Needed:

1.  Bottled Water (no larger than 16.9 FL Oz)

2.  Individually wrapped snacks

3.  Winter Coats for Men and Women

4.  Winter Socks (wool blend preferred)

5.  Hand and Toe warmers

6.  Winter Gloves

7.  Winter Scarves

8.  Winter Hats

9.  Ground Coffee

Items may be ordered from suppliers and shipped directly to....


St. John's MCC Maywood Ministry Center

622 Maywood Avenue

Raleigh NC 27603

919-834-2611 ext 406