"Thank you for your kindness...your concern for others...your group has restored my belief there is hope for humanity. You are each special people changing lives of others."
Welcome to Gathering for Women
Join us February 12 on Zoom for a special presentation by award-winning film composer Alan Silvestri! Click here for more information, or hereto purchase tickets.
Message from the Executive Director
Dear Friend, As we approach the end of a difficult year, I have been reflecting on the positive and what we accomplished together.
With your support this year we were able to:
See 401 unique guests, provide 1,328 case management visits, 16,007 take away meals, 1,855 clothes closet visits and 2,284 showers. In partnership with other homeless service providers, 40 guests were housed in temporary shelters and 13 found permanent housing. 12 guests found new employment opportunities.
Create new partnerships with food suppliers including Stone Creek Kitchen, Pacific Bowls and Rolls, and our newest addition Stationaery, providing delicious and nutritious meals for our guests. PK Farms has given us lush strawberries, Pensi Pasta gave homemade pasta, Stackhouse Farms – beautiful stone fruit, Mora Family Farms – tasty duck eggs, and from Vasquez Farms, loads of fresh vegetables.
Receive Senator Monning’s Nonprofit of the Year award for organizations doing great work while flying under the radar.
Partner with Community Human Services on Casa de Noche Buena, the first “housing first” 90 shelter for single homeless women and families with children. The shelter is expected to open in a few short weeks.
Collect goodies to give to our guests in light hiking backpacks which were also donated. Our guests have been thrilled to receive warm hats, scarves, blankets, make-up, and nail polish, along with necessary face masks and hand sanitizer.
Inspire new volunteers at the Center and see seasoned volunteers return, even as COVID-19 numbers climb in our community. With their help, we were able to provide a beautiful and nutritious takeaway meal in celebration of the holidays. While nothing feels “normal” these days, the joy and laughter of our guests was like music.
Thank you for being a part of all this.
We are looking forward to a brighter tomorrow for all of us, and especially our guests. On behalf of all of us here, happy and healthy holidays to you and yours, and a better 2021!
Staci M. Alziebler-Perkins Executive Director
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Hot To-go Breakfast (Monday - Friday) Brown Bag lunch Monday to Friday