Weekly News – 6/15/18

June 15, 2018

There was a lot of discussion last winter about the warming shelter. We were so thankful that the City of Grass Valley and Nevada County partnered so we could open up 15 more beds in the dining room. Over the course of those four months, 157 people sheltered in the dining room alone, with 107 […]

Weekly News – 6/1/18

June 1, 2018

Yesterday 50 people from the shelter and the community grabbed trash bags and gloves and hit the streets in Brunswick Basin to clean up trash. The teams cleaned up many campsites near Sutton Way and Plaza Drive in addition to areas around local businesses, like Safeway. Volunteers with dump trucks and pickup trucks collected over […]

Weekly News – 5/25/18

May 25, 2018

I want to tell you about some of the work done by the Outreach Case Manager at Hospitality House. He works with people living “in the rough”. Sometimes he gets a call from the jail and they are releasing someone who has nowhere to go. He picks them up and either gets them connected to services […]

“Legacy of love: Hospitality House remembers Utah Phillips 10 years after his death”

May 24, 2018

“Bruce “Utah” Phillips became famous the world over by performing songs, poems and stories that told the tale of normal, hard-working folks. Off the stage, he was well known as a labor organizer and advocate for the homeless. He was a local celebrity who placed high value on people being treated fairly and equally regardless […]

Weekly News – 5/18/18

May 21, 2018

Did you see Steve Baker’s article in The Prospector yesterday about DJ Husky LePew celebrating his 100th show? That KVMR DJ talked to Steve Baker about the help he received from Hospitality House several years ago. “So I came here (KVMR) with an incredibly sexy voice and the rest is just seat of the pants […]

Weekly News – 5/11/18

May 11, 2018

After steady declines in homelessness from 2007 through 2014, the number of people without homes in California has now risen for three consecutive years. California is home to 21 of the 30 most expensive rental markets in the nation and the state does not have enough affordable housing stock to meet the demand of low-income […]

Weekly News – 05/04/18

May 4, 2018

Thank you to those of you who dropped off art supplies, deodorant and an iPad. Now I know you are out there listening    And down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for THIS week . . .  – More women’s deodorant please! – Extra-large hoodie – Photographer to do a 6-8 week project […]

Weekly News – 4/27/18

April 27, 2018

I am Molly, the Housing Case Manger at Hospitality House, the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County with 54 beds for men, women and children. One of the struggles our homeless guests have is being able to afford housing. In California, the statewide average fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,386. To […]

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 […]

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