“Love In Action: Hospitality House recognizes volunteers in memory of Utah Phillips”

November 28, 2017

“Hospitality House honored volunteers with the Utah Phillips “Love In Action” award earlier this month at the Hospitality House Volunteer Luncheon, according to a news release. Carole and David Morris were awarded the Utah Phillips “Love In Action” award on Nov. 8 for their consistent volunteer help of 16 hours a month at Hospitality House, […]

“Nevada County Board of Supervisors allocates money for Hospitality House”

November 1, 2017

“Hospitality House will get two new case managers, bringing the total number of them to three, after a Tuesday vote of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. The money, will pay Turning Point Community Programs, Inc., an additional $103,648 from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. The additional money will pay the salaries of […]

“Hospitality House cofounders Cindy Maple and Joanna Robinson honored with Lambert Award”

September 12, 2017

“Cindy Maple and Joanna Robinson — cofounders of Hospitality House — have been named the recipients of the 28th annual Col. William H. “Bill” Lambert Award. The award, presented annually as part of Nevada City’s Constitution Day celebration, honors those who have provided outstanding contributions to the community. Maple and Robinson were instrumental in the […]

The Union – Grass Valley council to discuss local homeless shelter

August 14, 2017

“The Grass Valley City Council has scheduled a special meeting for Monday to discuss adopting a resolution in support of Hospitality House’s program. The meeting — scheduled for 5 p.m. — was called in response to a request made by the homeless shelter’s executive director, Nancy Baglietto, according to a staff report. The shelter is […]

Ideas swirl about affordable housing in Nevada City

August 1, 2017

“Nevada City took the first step Thursday in its newest effort to create more affordable housing. Community members gave comments, suggestions, and praise to city staff and planning commissioners during a discussion of the city’s proposed “Cottage Dwelling Development Ordinance,” which would regulate the development of small homes, at Thursday’s planning commission meeting.” Read the […]

Building up the house: New director of Grass Valley homeless shelter discusses possible expansion

July 11, 2017

“Five weeks into her new role as executive director, Nancy Baglietto is working on big plans for the future of Hospitality House. Hospitality House is the only year-round emergency homeless shelter in the county. After this winter’s extreme weather events, the Nevada County Health and Human Services Agency started a conversation about Hospitality House expanding […]

A musical journey of hope: Young composers to perform Hospitality House inspired work

June 12, 2017

“The titles alone provide pause: Journey of Hope, Redemption, Dialogue, Rising Sun, Lost/Sanctuary. The creations of students enrolled in Music in the Mountains Young Composers Project — the names of pieces they composed after spending time in Hospitality House and learning firsthand what it’s like to be homeless. According to Music in the Mountains Education […]

Nevada County donor pledges to match contributions to Hospitality House

May 25, 2017

“During the month of May, all donations to Hospitality House will be matched by a local anonymous donor. Federal grant funding for Hospitality House was reduced by $332,000 last year, almost a third of the shelter’s entire budget, so the organization relies on donations now more than ever to continue its mission of serving Nevada […]

Young Composers link up with Hospitality House in Grass Valley

May 25, 2017

“Creativity often flows when two contrasting ideas are put together, that seemingly, on the surface wouldn’t ordinarily blend. And yet not only do they blend, but they flourish. Thinking along these lines, imagine a group of young people from stable homes, who have regular meals and parental support intermingling with homeless men and women who […]

Know Your Nonprofit: Hospitality House

May 25, 2017

“Know Your Nonprofit is a weekly Q&A feature with western Nevada County nonprofit organizations. WHAT IS YOUR MISSION STATEMENT? The mission of Hospitality House is to bring homeless people in Nevada County into a circle of community caring that offers shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, dignity, and hope as we assist them in transitioning […]