Weekly News: Tyson Shares a Long-Term Housing Success

May 31, 2019

As reported on KVMR, May 31:

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

I’m Tyson Powers and I’m a Housing Case Manager at Hospitality House. My main priority is to help homeless individuals transition back into housing and I’m always looking for creative and permanent housing solutions.
One thing that sometimes comes as a surprise to folks is that we work not just with individuals, but with families and children too. One success I’d like to touch upon is a couple I’ll call Jack and Marcy. Jack and Marcy fell into deep substance abuse and it only worsened after Marcy’s child passed away.

Everything that mattered most to them was gone. They turned to Hospitality House and God for help and found the strength to move forward with us at their sides—getting job training, counseling, treatment for addiction, and moving into housing. Our team first met Jack and Marcy a few years ago and today, this couple continues to do well. They stay close to God; they work; and they have found peace with their past and embrace the present.
I can’t stress enough that supporters in the community made a different for Jack and Marcy. And right now—we need you. Today is the last day of our May Match campaign. This means EVERY donation given to Hospitality House will be automatically DOUBLED by anonymous donors. If you have a few dollars to spare, consider a gift to Hospitality House today and help change one life right now.

We appreciate everyone who supports us, whether through financial means, volunteering, or shopping at our thrift store, Bread & Roses. Bread & Roses is only in business to support our shelter, so if you have any household items or clothes that you no longer need, we greatly appreciate your donations.

This past week, we were blessed by many caring individuals. A big shout out to all the volunteers who rolled up their sleeves yesterday and helped us clean up our local trails—thanks also to BriarPatch for helping sponsor lunch. I’d also like to thank Wolf Creek Lodge, Telestream, St. Patrick’s Church, Meals by Heels, Peace Lutheran, the Home Team, and First Baptist Nevada City for coming out to cook this week. 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…

• Men’s large and XL coats
• Men’s large and XL t-shirts
• Men’s 34/34 jeans
• Men’s flannel shirts
• Men’s size 8 and 9 sneakers
• Women’s large and XL t-shirts
• Women’s bras, size 36C
• Blankets
• Coughdrops
• Unopened Ibuprofen

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way. For all other donations that may benefit a homeless guest or the shelter in general, please take them to the backdoor of Bread & Roses, our thrift shop, located at 840 E Main Street, directly next door to Sierra Cinemas. Guests at our shelter are given shopping vouchers for the store to buy what they need, so your donation directly helps them. All other items are sold with 100% of the sales supporting the shelter’s operations. Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

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