Grass Valley homeless shelter gets clients off the streets and into the kitchen

April 18, 2017

“Hospitality House, Grass Valley’s full-time homeless shelter, provides clients with the job-training skills they need to gain employment and move into housing. Their culinary program, a six-week course, trains a small group of clients in food service and cooking skills, and 85-90 percent of graduates successfully find either employment, housing, or both. Todd Parker graduated […]

Mental illness, homeless issues discussed at League of Women Voters event

April 11, 2017

“When approached by someone on the street, is it a good idea or a bad idea to give them money? How about food? Clothing? As a trio of mental health experts gathered at the behest of the League of Women Voters on Saturday morning, the last question of the day seemed to elicit the largest […]

Empty bowls filled with love

March 30, 2017

“Most people come for the hand-crafted bowls, stay for the gourmet soups, and leave with a newfound — or renewed — compassion for homeless people in our community. On Saturday, Hospitality House Community Shelter will hold its 11th annual Empty Bowl fundraiser at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Collecting a unique, artistically designed soup […]

Nancy Baglietto joins Hospitality House as new Executive Director

March 10, 2017

Hospitality House Announces New Executive Director GRASS VALLEY, CA: Hospitality House, the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, has announced the selection of Nancy Baglietto as its new executive director.  Nancy will fill the vacancy created by founder Cindy Maple’s departure in June 2016. The selection was made after a state-wide search and selection process, […]


June 1, 2016

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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 report used […]

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.