The Catherine H. Barber Memorial Homeless Shelter is Wilkes County's only homeless shelter. We have been open since 1987 and we are open 365 days per year. Currently our hours of operation are 6:30 pm until 6:30 am. We serve men, women and families with children. We provide beds, shower facilities, food and a laundry machine free of charge for anyone needing our services. We are a temporary homeless shelter. There is a 14 day limit. Our managers will provide clients information regarding permanent housing, food security, job placement, counseling services and many other resources.