The ChristNet Warming Center began with a series of community forums on emergency food and housing needs convened in the City of Taylor in June and September of 1992. The driving force behind these forums came from workers at St. Paul United Church of Christ, St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church, and West Mound united Methodist Church, all of them in Taylor, Michigan.
With the support of a handful of other Taylor churches an eight-week pilot project was organized for January - February 1993. Each participating church agreed to host the new Warming Center for one week. the next year, several additional churches in Taylor and Allen Park offered to host our homeless guests as well, enabling us to expand our season of service and outreach.
In the years since, more churches have become affiliated with ChristNet, allowing us to increase the length of our season. Each season we are now able to provide approximately 33 weeks of overnight shelter to those in need from mid October into May.