WELCOME TO THE BIG BLUE DROP-IN CENTER!
We welcome you each Thursday from 9AM-3PM at Christ Church Cathedral in Springfield, MA. Our center is open to everyone and is led by area volunteers and clergy. Please come join us!
The Big Blue Drop-In Center is both a physical location and a network of clergy and lay volunteers. We provide respite and support to the unhoused and disenfranchised of Springfield, MA. We do this directly at our location, at which the unhoused can rest, find fellowship, get some nourishment, and access services.
Because of the social distancing required by the spread of COVID-19, we have moved our services outdoors. We also provide respite and support out in the community and through referrals of our clients to partner organizations and other agencies as might be necessary and appropriate.
GUESTS AND VISTORS
Whoever you are and wherever you are on life’s journey you are welcome here!
The drop-in center is open with limited services during COVID-19. In order to comply with social distancing requirements and guidelines of the CDC and diocese, we moved our center outdoors.
The Big Blue Drop-In Center is open every Thursday from 9AM-3PM.
Yes. We are able to offer laundry services to a limited number of people. Only two people will be allowed to access the laundry facilities at one time and must be accompanied by a staff member.
Seating is available outside.
The Big Blue Drop-In Center at Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to partner with Elms College. Brother Michael Duffy brings the caRe vaN to our location each week. Brother Duffy and staff provide free healthcare services including blood-pressure checks and monitoring, blood-sugar checks, foot care, episodic first aid, minor wound care and patient education.
OUR PARTNER CHURCHES
Our ministry is made possible by the following supportive churches:
Church Without Walls, Springfield, MA
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Longmeadow, MA
First Church of Christ, Longmeadow, MA
Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, MA
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, East Longmeadow, MA
South Congregational Church, Springfield, MA
Our ministry is sustained by the following organizations:
Whoever you are and whatever your gifts, there are opportunities to serve.
Donate FOOD ITEMS
If your organization is interested in providing non-perishable food items for the drop-in center, contact us using the button below.
We seek volunteers for two shifts each Thursday: 9AM-Noon and Noon-3PM. Volunteers prepare the space, assist our guests or help clean up.
HAVE A PRAYER REQUEST?
We are eager to pray with you and invite you to submit your confidential thanksgivings and concerns.
REACH A PASTOR
We are here for you. Whether you are dealing with a sudden situation or a long-term struggle the pastors of The Big Blue Drop-In Center can offer guidance, help, and hope. All requests are confidential.