Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement: February 2019

by Donna Clark RN, Director Every year the Community Emergency Shelter (CESP) project starts in January and runs until March. This is a program that requires a great deal of commitment on the part of the hosting churches each week and is a 24/7 responsibility for the volunteers. The program has been in existence since… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: February 2019

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Stories from the Basement: October 2018

by Donna Clark RN, Director Sometimes it take a village to help some people. We have one client that has been coming to us for services since 2015. He is 68 years old and homeless here in Salisbury. A veteran, he has been a client and housed under the Veteran Outreach in our community, then… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: October 2018

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Stories from the Basement: September 2018

by Donna Clark RN, Director She comes to the office each time we open. Sometimes it’s for only a few minutes and sometimes it’s for the full four hours we are open but, she is a regular with us. Skinny as a rail and talking a mile an hour she knows everyone, everything about them… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: September 2018

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Stories from the Basement: August 2018

by Donna Clark RN, Director Summer time is usually a little slower for us and we can take a deep breath, reorganize our shelves and attend to things left undone. Not so this summer. We have seen an influx of new homeless people from Chicago, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and several other east coast states. When they… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: August 2018

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Stories from the Basement: May 2018

By Donna Clark RN, Director As you read this article H.O.P.E., Inc. will have celebrated 10 years of collaboration with Wicomico Presbyterian Church; providing services to the least, the lost, and the last of our community. This has been a time of reflection over the early years of this ministry. It began at God’s Kitchen… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: May 2018