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.

Funding Issues plague Grass Valley’s Hospitality House

May 7, 2014

When it comes to Nevada County’s Hospitality House, this year’s financing metaphors are all amusement-park-related:roller-coasters, merry-go-rounds and that guy doing the spinning plates balancing act.

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.