Panhandlers, Vagrants and Transients

August 21, 2014

  Challenging Labels     In September, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors and the Grass Valley City Council will have to respond to the civil grand jury’s June report, “Panhandlers, vagrants and transients in a neighborhood near you?” But well before that response was due, the language used in the report drew criticism. The […]

Taking the Long Walk in homeless shoes

August 21, 2014

Taking The Long Walk in homeless shoes Nevada County’s first walk-a-thon for the homeless invites the community to join the party and, at the same time, invoke the experience of being “on the move,” without a home. “It’s not actually a long walk,” said organizer Joanna Robinson of “The Long Walk,” a 1.8-mile trek around […]

The Long Walk

June 24, 2014

Who? Anyone who has a heart for the homeless: individuals, youth groups, families, teams, service organizations and businesses. Form a team, gather up your family or invite a friend and enjoy a morning walk for a great cause. What? Walk-a-Thon to benefit Hospitality House. Participants pay a $25 registration fee or collect pledges to raise donations and […]

Nevada County musician takes talents to Utah’s Place

June 13, 2014

Learning how to play the guitar may not seem like a top priority for a homeless person who typically needs shelter and sustenance, first and foremost. But, as longtime Nevada County musician and guitar teacher Kelly Fleming tells it, music may be a key need for soul survival – once the physical needs are addressed.

Volunteer gives Hospitality House gift of her mother’s piano

April 30, 2014

Judy Olson has given untold hours to serving meals to homeless guests at Hospitality House, Nevada County’s community homeless shelter and housing program. Last Monday, she gave even more: her mother’s piano, freshly tuned by a generous anonymous donor.

Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating victories large and small

April 30, 2014

Nine years ago, someone close to Teresita Juarez Lyon was homeless. That’s when she discovered Hospitality House.

Homeless artist inspired by love of painting

April 16, 2014

Martin Justin David has lived “on the nondomestic side of life” for the last 14 years. Technically, he’s homeless, but he’s far from helpless.