Weekly News – 4/20/18

April 20, 2018

Over the last week, seven people have moved out of the shelter into another living situation: one woman, three men and a small family–father, mother and 18-month-old! We are especially thrilled for one gentleman who has been homeless for years. He suffers from mental illness with acute paranoia and extreme cancer treatment over the years […]

Weekly News – 4/13/18

April 13, 2018

You may remember that every January, the County of Nevada attempts to count the number of homeless people in Nevada County and invite them to access services. Various organizations counted their guests on the night of January 24th, 2018 – including Hospitality House, the Sierra Roots Warming Center, the Truckee Warming Center, and Booth Family […]

Weekly News – 4/6/18

April 6, 2018

With the nice weather this last week, the people sleeping in the dining room has dropped to around 10, down from 15, in addition to the 54 beds upstairs. The County of Nevada and City of Grass Valley funding has been crucial this winter and goes exclusively toward providing these extra beds in the dining […]

2018 Homeless Point-in-Time Count Shows Decline

April 6, 2018

“The number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Nevada County decreased slightly in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to County results from the annual point-in-time count published today by the Homeless Resource Council of the Sierras (HRCS). HRCS is the lead agency in the region’s Homeless Continuum of Care, composed of numerous local government and nonprofit agency partners. A total of 272 […]

Weekly News – 3/30/18

April 2, 2018

With the crazy weather over the weekend, more people have been seeking shelter than we have beds for, even with the 15 overflow beds in the dining room. We are thankful there was a warming shelter that opened last weekend on those cold nights. This is a story from a gentleman currently staying at the […]

Weekly News – 3/23/18

March 23, 2018

If you attended the evening session of Empty Bowl, you may have heard one of our homeless guests, Randi, speak. After working in nursing and being a “soccer mom” for years, she experienced a great amount of loss and it sent her into depression which turned to addiction. After years of struggle, she came to […]

Weekly News – 3/16/18

March 19, 2018

We opened up early yesterday when it started snowing in order to provide a place of refuge for our homeless guests. This week our case manager Fred worked closely with a guest who is starting hospice care due to a severe respiratory illness. Being homeless and in the final stages of illness is a difficult […]

“Filling bowls with soup & love at the Hospitality House Empty Bowl benefit in Grass Valley”

March 14, 2018

“Dozens of artists have created beautifully handcrafted bowls to fill with homemade soup for the Hospitality House Empty Bowl benefit, slated this year for Saturday. Sharing a simple meal of soup and bread is an opportunity for our community to express its compassion for those who are homeless and hungry. Lunch is served at noon […]

“Empty Bowl event to help homeless sells out in Grass Valley”

March 13, 2018

“The bowls were empty, but not for long. Soon after the doors opened Saturday, a helping of soup prepared by area eateries and individuals offered some warmth and nourishment at the 12th Empty Bowl to benefit Hospitality House and the region’s homeless. Over 90 gallons of soup made its way into Peace Lutheran Church in […]

Weekly News – 3/9/18

March 9, 2018

Thanks to all of you that sponsored a bed for a homeless woman on International Women’s Day yesterday!!  I wanted to share a quick story of struggle and hope: A woman in her 60s has been staying at the shelter for a few months. She has a debilitating neurological condition in addition to a physical […]

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