“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 from the culinary program in December 2016, and is now employed with a local catering company in Grass Valley. Though he still stays at Hospitality House, where he volunteers doing maintenance and repairs, Parker is working with his case managers to find housing of his own.”

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