I’m Tyson Powers, and I’m the Job Placement Case Manager. My main priority is to help homeless individuals find a job that helps them transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

I want to share with you all the story of a client that I will call Sandy. Sandy came into my sight through our community’s Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement team aka the HOME team, and has had a history of drug abuse and multiple substance treatment episodes. Sandy had successfully completed a treatment of 90 days in a recovery residence, found employment and was set to move into her own place but later relapsed and was unable to move into that residence. The HOME team was able to get her back into a treatment where she continues to thrive. She completed treatment and has moved once again into a recovery residence.

We will continue to assist her as long as she needs us. I like this story because every success is built on multiple failures. I truly believe she can do a full recovery someday. It may not be this time or the next but eventually it will take hold. I will not lose hope for her because I have seen many recoveries but most are achieved with a support system and most of all perseverance.

Two more days left to double your donations! If you are listening right now and want to help, now is the time. Local community members have come forward to help Hospitality House during the pandemic by offering an incredible donation match opportunity. Through this Sunday all monetary donations made to Hospitality House will be matched by these individuals, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. This means a gift of $10 automatically becomes $20 and will give 20 people struggling with homelessness each a hot and healthy meal.

A $50 donation will help one person in crisis like Sandy receive a night of emergency shelter with wraparound services, such as food, clothing, job training, mental health counseling, transportation to medical, and customized case management to return to stable housing, on top of supplies and the support needed to make it through the pandemic. But community members who make their $50 donation by this Sunday will automatically have their gift doubled and help two people right now.

To help people in crisis during the pandemic, donations may be made online at hhshelter.org, or by mail at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Donations will be doubled through May 31!

Normally at this time we thank all the cook groups who came and cooked over the last week, but to keep our shelter safe, our cook groups are supporting our meals by donating financial support and food, and Chef Chris is safely cooking all meals instead. We’d like to thank Wolf Creek LodgeTelestream, The Gourmet Squad, Meals by Heals, Peace Lutheran Grass Valley, CA, The Home Team, and the Nevada City First Baptist Church for all their help. I’d also like to give a shoutout to Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and BarInterfaith Food MinistrySPD Market, and the Food Bank of Nevada County for all their help this week too. To everyone who donated our most needed items last week, thank you as well!

Now down to the nitty-gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

· Shampoo and conditioner
. Industrial blender
. Men’s underwear, Sizes 32 – 38
· Tylenol (not ibuprofen)
· Gloves
· Masks
· Adult coloring books
· Colored pens and pencils
· Any crafts that can be done by one person
· Deodorant
· Bleach
· Liquid hand soap
· Shaving Cream
· Women’s underwear
· One special request: Guitar strings and guitar picks to help our guests play some music!

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For a tax receipt, please ring the doorbell and wait for someone to come outside to assist you. We greatly appreciate the community’s help at such times of uncertainty. If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need. Thank you!

Weekly News: Guest Continues to Find Sobriety with Support

I’m Tyson Powers, and I’m the Job Placement Case Manager. My main priority is to help homeless individuals find a job that helps them transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

I want to share with you all the story of a client that I will call Sandy. Sandy came into my sight through our community’s Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement team aka the HOME team, and has had a history of drug abuse and multiple substance treatment episodes. Sandy had successfully completed a treatment of 90 days in a recovery residence, found employment and was set to move into her own place but later relapsed and was unable to move into that residence. The HOME team was able to get her back into a treatment where she continues to thrive. She completed treatment and has moved once again into a recovery residence.

We will continue to assist her as long as she needs us. I like this story because every success is built on multiple failures. I truly believe she can do a full recovery someday. It may not be this time or the next but eventually it will take hold. I will not lose hope for her because I have seen many recoveries but most are achieved with a support system and most of all perseverance.

Two more days left to double your donations! If you are listening right now and want to help, now is the time. Local community members have come forward to help Hospitality House during the pandemic by offering an incredible donation match opportunity. Through this Sunday all monetary donations made to Hospitality House will be matched by these individuals, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. This means a gift of $10 automatically becomes $20 and will give 20 people struggling with homelessness each a hot and healthy meal.

A $50 donation will help one person in crisis like Sandy receive a night of emergency shelter with wraparound services, such as food, clothing, job training, mental health counseling, transportation to medical, and customized case management to return to stable housing, on top of supplies and the support needed to make it through the pandemic. But community members who make their $50 donation by this Sunday will automatically have their gift doubled and help two people right now.

To help people in crisis during the pandemic, donations may be made online at hhshelter.org, or by mail at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Donations will be doubled through May 31!

Normally at this time we thank all the cook groups who came and cooked over the last week, but to keep our shelter safe, our cook groups are supporting our meals by donating financial support and food, and Chef Chris is safely cooking all meals instead. We’d like to thank Wolf Creek LodgeTelestream, The Gourmet Squad, Meals by Heals, Peace Lutheran Grass Valley, CA, The Home Team, and the Nevada City First Baptist Church for all their help. I’d also like to give a shoutout to Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and BarInterfaith Food MinistrySPD Market, and the Food Bank of Nevada County for all their help this week too. To everyone who donated our most needed items last week, thank you as well!

Now down to the nitty-gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

· Shampoo and conditioner
. Industrial blender
. Men’s underwear, Sizes 32 -38
· Tylenol (not ibuprofen)
· Gloves
· Masks
· Adult coloring books
· Colored pens and pencils
· Any crafts that can be done by one person
· Deodorant
· Bleach
· Liquid hand soap
· Shaving Cream
· Women’s underwear
· One special request: Guitar strings and guitar picks to help our guests play some music!

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For a tax receipt, please ring the doorbell and wait for someone to come outside to assist you. We greatly appreciate the community’s help at such times of uncertainty. If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need. Thank you!

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