As shared on KVMR:

As the housing case manager, I offer a “Ready to Rent” class. A woman we’ll call “Shannon” attended all 5 sessions of my Ready to Rent class and graduated speedily. She’s been diligently working on finding housing and was able to find a room to rent in Grass Valley. With the help of Hospitality House and other agencies in the area, she was able to get medical care and counseling for a health issue that previously caused her homelessness. We’re glad to say Shannon is doing very well. I have to say, the best part of my job is working with people after we’ve moved them into housing: talking through their questions on the phone, visiting and making sure they are still getting the resources (like for food programs or low-cost medical referrals) to achieve their goals. Change doesn’t always happen overnight, and I feel honored to walk by someone’s side as they make changes for themselves.

Thanks to St. Patrick’s Church, Sierra Pines Methodist, Jazzercise, Crossroads Church, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Nevada City United Methodist for cooking and serving delicious meals for 54 hungry homeless people this week. And the Baha’i community provided ingredients and served the Wednesday night dinner while the Hospitality House culinary students cooked it up!

We also want to thank all of you who dropped off items last week! Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for THIS week . . .

  • Ear plugs
  • Sunscreen
  • Ladies and Men’s deodorant (not the dollar store kind)
  • Toothpaste
  • Tech-nu poison oak lotion
  • Men’s sandals all sizes and women’s sandals, sizes 9-11

Drop off your donations at Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. Call 615-0852 with questions.

And to all you awesome Telestream employees out there . . . you work for a great company! Thank you Telestream for sponsoring this week at the shelter!

Hospitality House has two job openings: a Housing Case Manager and a Volunteer Manager. So if you are a people person and have a passion for service, check out the job description at

Bread & Roses Thrift is now open Monday (noon-4pm), and Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. It’s located by Big A Drive-In and Sierra Cinemas. And if you want to drop off donations, the back is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Here is your shopping tip, there is a “secret” designer section to the left of the Boho section. AND everything is 50% off this Saturday—that’s tomorrow!

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