We housed 38 people from December, 2015 to March 12, 2016! We began the season with 29 members through December, and then averaged 23 people per night. 60 volunteers from faith & civic organizations contributed delicious meals – 2,988 of them!
An indirect benefit of the evening shelter was that more than 50 people had medical appointments, flu shots and blood panels, and 13 received mental health referrals. For some, this was the first medical appointment in many years.
Four people were reunited with family, 2 were transferred to transitional housing, 1 transferred to a recovery program and 1 moved into an RV park out of the area. Sadly, when we closed on March 12th, 21 people still had not found housing through no fault of their own.
Thank you St. Paul’s congregation for making the Winter Shelter possible when the use of the Armory was no longer feasible.