Business PartnersWorking Together for the Greater Good
AJA Video Systems
AJA joined forces with Hospitality House in 2020 as a Heart of Gold event sponsor of Empty Bowl, helping to spread awareness on homelessness and to provide sustenance and support to individuals struggling with homelessness.
In 2019, Banner Bank partnered with Hospitality House and directly helped 40 people struggling with homelessness by providing them food, shelter, case management and related services. Banner Bank renewed its partnership in 2021 with a generous grant to help the shelter continue its expanded services during the pandemic to help as many people as possible.
Beverly Ward (Behaviorist)
Beverly Ward supports the pet program at Hospitality House and performs assessments of all animals (a donated service) to see if they are fit to co-habitat with people and other animals in a dormitory setting. She ensures that all animals are safe, and approves animals based on their behavior.
BriarPatch Food Co-op
BriarPatch is one of Hospitality House’s strategic partners and helps ensure that food is provided year-round to shelter guests. Hospitality House’s culinary students have an opportunity to shop at BriarPatch to create new fresh and healthy recipes. BriarPatch Co-op also publishes articles about Hospitality House’s work in their seasonal magazine called the VINE and also sponsors all events and camp cleanup efforts.
California Solar Electric
Cal Solar helped install a 40-unit solar system at Utah’s Place with Good Sun. They are committed to helping people overcome homelessness and are actively working with Hospitality House to introduce a free solar job training program to shelter guests in the near future (post-pandemic).
Caseywood has been helping with Hospitality House’s events since 2013. In 2020, they became a Heart of Gold event sponsor of Empty Bowl, helping to spread awareness on homelessness and to provide sustenance and support to individuals struggling with homelessness.
Chapa-De Indian Health Center
Chapa-De gives priority assistance to people struggling with homelessness by providing medical and free dental services to qualifying guests. They are currently exploring ways to better support our homeless population with Hospitality House.
Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty
Coldwell Banker is an annual sponsor of Night of Giving, a musical benefit for Hospitality House. They also host an annual “Toasty Toes” drive each winter, collecting new blankets, socks and toilet paper for people experiencing homelessness.
Common Goals works with Hospitality House case management and outreach to provide Substance Use Disorder outpatient treatment, along with clean and sober recovery residencies for both men and women.
County of Nevada
The County is Hospitality House’s largest business and contractual partner. In 2018, the County, Hospitality House and Dignity Health – Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital worked together to introduce the Recuperative Care Dorm at Hospitality House, a dorm designed to welcome homeless patients released from Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital to Hospitality House where they can rest and recuperate from their ailments and injuries, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the shelter. The County of Nevada also helped introduce the Outreach Dorm in Feb. 2019, a dorm that embraces a Housing First model and a come-as-you-are philosophy to expand services and wraparound support to individuals in need. The County helps fund the Homeless Access Transportation (HAT) driver, which provides free transportation for homeless guests and low-income Nevada County residents to help them reach doctor appointments and related services needed. In collaboration with the County, Hospitality House and Behavioral Health, the Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) team launched in summer 2019 as well. This team works diligently in the field to identify and help Nevada County’s most vulnerable homeless population. Services include on-the-spot medical assistance, case management, referrals for treatment and mental health services, transportation and housing support. Hospitality House and the County also partnered with Regional Housing Authority in 2018 to build 40-units of subsidized housing in Nevada County, along with a day services center. With grant funding secured by the County in 2019 and 2020, the 40-units of housing broke ground in July 2020 and is expected to be completed in fall 2021. Ongoing, the County, Hospitality House, and local law enforcement come together biweekly for Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) meetings in an effort to streamline help to those in need on the streets. Hospitality House also works closely with Nevada County Probation for major and mini camp cleanup efforts throughout the year to lessen the likelihood of forest fire and to beautify Nevada County.
Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
CSU provides Hospitality House’s guest and clients with emergency psychiatric care and supportive intervention for those in a behavioral health crisis.
Dignity Health – Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
Through a competitive grant opportunity, Dignity Health helped make a partnership between Granite Wellness Centers, Grass Valley Police Department and Hospitality House possible, collectively introducing the Rapid Access to Wellness program in 2019 (helping homeless individuals on the streets reach recovery treatment and housing). This program continued in 2020 as well. Dignity Health also helped launch the Recuperative Care Dorm at Hospitality House in partnership with County of Nevada in 2018 to offer homeless people released from the hospital a place to rest and recuperate. The program continues to operate year-round and has successfully increased the rate of recovery for individuals while reducing repeat hospital visits. Dignity Health remains a year-round business sponsor.
Early Bird Farm
Early Bird Farm became a new partner of Hospitality House during the 2020 pandemic. They help feed people in crisis every week by donating harvested goods as often as they can to Hospitality House.
Friar Tuck’s Restaurant & Bar
Friar Tuck’s believes every person should have a chance at sustainability. They reach out to Hospitality House every time a job is open to give homeless guests first priority at job placement. They host an annual benefit for the shelter and constantly explore new ways to expand their support. Their last benefit was a food fundraiser that ran April – May 2020 to help the shelter during the pandemic.
Full Circle Press
Full Circle Press is a local letterpress and design shop with a heart for our homeless community. They generously donate all of Hospitality House’s cards and related correspondence. Anytime a donor receives a thank you card in the mail, chances are Full Circle Press made it possible.
During the first two months of the 2020 pandemic, Grocery Outlet donated food every weekend to help Hospitality House keep up with the increased demands for food. Knowing that food accessiblity continues to play a critical role for people struggling in the community, Grocery Outlet will be sponsoring Hospitality House’s food expenses at their local Grass Valley store in August 2020.
Insight Respite Center
Insight Respite Center creates a supportive environment for Hospitality House’s guests and clients with mental health challenges who are going through difficult times. The focus is on personal strengths and strive to gain emotional stability, balance and resilience within their lives, as they work toward their recovery.
InterWest Insurance Services, LLC (Chip Arenchild)
Vice President of InterWest, Chip Arenchild, has been a long-time event sponsor of Night of Giving, an annual musical benefit for Hospitality House. With their ongoing help, the shelter raises financial support every year to help more people experiencing homelessness.
Kathy Dotson Designs
Kathy is a local design extraordinaire, and has been helping Hospitality House create beautiful marketing materials since it came to be, with a specialized focus on event materials. She also helped design Hospitality House’s branding.
Lake Wild Wood Association (LWW)
LWW became a new partner of Hospitality House’s at the start of the 2020 pandemic. When Hospitality House expanded from an overnight shelter into a 24/7 operation, spanning into multiple motels, the need for food drastically increased and LWW was there. For two months, chefs and employees of The Oaks Clubhouse, a restaurant in LWW that temporarily closed due the pandemic, donated their time to cook and prepare meals every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in their commercial kitchen. Their Food and Beverage Director, Dustin Wright, was also instrumental in coordinating food donations as well as organizing delivery drivers. LWW has pledged to help Hospitality House as much as they can in the years ahead through awareness and fundraising for the shelter.
Nevada County Association of Realtors
Nevada County Association of Realtors helps by hosting coat drives each year for people experiencing homelessness. They are also an official sponsor for Hospitality House’s biggest fundraising events, Night of Giving and Empty Bowl, and their staff also leads the silent auction and all its associated planning each year for Night of Giving.
Nevada County Democrats
Every year, the Nevada County Democrats sponsor every guest in the shelter with individual holiday gifts. Homeless children are also sponsored with their holiday wishes fulfilled. The Nevada County Democrats brighten guests’ spirits every December.
Nevada County Law Enforcement
Local law enforcement works closely with Hospitality House to help decrease calls for services and to aid officers in homeless engagement activities. Hospitality House meets regularly with law enforcement as part of the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) to address current and long-term issues surrounding homelessness. GVPD also has a partnership for Rapid Access to Wellness with GWC (a grant partnership made possible by Dignity Health) to provide referrals and shelter for people needing recovery treatment. Hospitality House was also awarded Peace Officers and Standard Training (POST) in 2019, and is working collaboratively with Grass Valley Police Department (GVPD), Nevada City Police Department (NCPD) and Nevada County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) to develop new training to aid officers in engaging homeless folks, including best practices for peaceful engagement and detect signs of mental health, which help identify and teach tools to best address homelessness in Nevada County. The training is expected to debut by fall 2020.
Northern California Mortgage
Northern California Mortgage has been a Heart of Gold Empty Bowl event sponsor for a number of years. They stand with our homeless community to ensure our most vulnerable continue to receive support and advocacy as they transition back into housing.
Partners Family Resource Centers
Partners Family Resource Centers offers multiple services to families that are living at Hospitality House’s shelter or clients staying at motels. Services include behavior health therapists, GED assistance, parenting classes and other resources to help families navigate systems and connect to resources on their journeys back to housing.
PE Consulting Associates
PE Consulting Associates supports our annual Night of Giving year after year to help more families and individuals reach housing.
In 2020, PetSmart Charities responded to Hospitality House’s efforts to launch a new pet program, designed to help homeless people with pets receive shelter and services together as they work toward permanent housing solutions. Over the course of one year, PetSmart Charities’ support helped provide emergency shelter, food, companionship, as well as much needed veterinary care to animals in need.
Pine Creek Vet
To support the pet program at Hospitality House, Pine Creek performs all medical appointments for homeless individuals with pets, including spay and neuter and shots. They provide a discount on medical appointments and shots as well as medications.
As a strategic partner of Hospitality House, SPD helps ensure food is provided year-round to shelter guests for the needed nutrition to stay healthy. Hospitality House’s culinary program provides students the opportunity to shop at SPD Markets, and create new recipes to feed guests and clients.
Telestream is a strategic partner of Hospitality House, helping with its day-to-day operations at the shelter by providing ongoing financial support. In addition to financial help, Telestream employees also make meals for shelter guests once a month and take on periodic special projects, such as painting the shelter.
The Event Helper
The Event Helper and its co-owner, Lauren Maddux, help Hospitality House each year with financial support in honor of International Women’s Day. In 2020, Maddux challenged the community to meet her generous match offer and the community responded in full.
The Food Bank of Nevada County
The Food Banker has been a long-time partner of Hospitality House, providing our homeless community with ongoing food support to ensure every individual in crisis continues to receive the nourishment and fuel needed to return to stability and housing.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Nevada City)
For several years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has made food grants to Hospitality House, giving staff the ability to order fresh, healthy foods year-round for their Bishop store, located out of Sacramento. The ongoing support of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has resulted in thousands of meals provided annually to homeless men, women, children, seniors and veterans in need. Additionally, members of the church make Christmas stockings for all guests every December, brightening spirits.
The Union newspaper is a sponsor for Hospitality House’s main fundraising events, such as Night of Giving and Empty Bowl, by gifting Hospitality House advertising space to promote attendance for these community events.
Trinity helps with small ongoing construction projects at Hospitality House at no cost. Most recently in May 2020, they helped expand case management offices to give people an opportunity to receive the services needed to return to housing.
Turning Point Community Programs
Turning Point empowers guests and clients of all ages and identities to live their best life through the delivery of quality behavioral health and social services. Some employees of Turning Point are embedded case managers at Hospitality House, working one-on-one with guests to establish a plan of action to return to housing. Turning Point is also part of collaborative effort of HOME, a program through County of Nevada.
Volz Brothers Automotive
Volz Bros helps keep our HAT van fully maintained at no cost. They provide free and discounted work to guests’ vehicles. Additionally, they donate financial support year-round to help further our work.
Western Sierra Clinic
Western Sierra provides urgent, pediatric, primary and dental care for Hospitality House’s guest and clients.
Yuba.net delivers quick news and happenings about Hospitality House to the community. They are also a co-sponsor for our top fundraising events by gifting advertising space on their website.
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Grass Valley, CA 95945
Shelter Line: (530) 271-7144