Stories from the Basement

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: January 2018

By Donna Clark RN, Director The Community Emergency Shelter Project (CESP) is underway and we are housing as many as 38 men each night. This is the 15th year for this program and we have been able to meet our mission of preventing homeless men from freezing to death every winter thanks to the many… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: January 2018

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Stories from the Basement: November 2016

by Donna Clark RN, Director Thanksgiving is upon us and Christmas is just around the corner. The weather is colder and the need for blankets, coats, gloves and other items for warmth are in high demand. Our waiting room stays full of people just looking to get out of the cold and drink something hot.… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: November 2016

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Stories from the Basement: August 2016

by Donna Clark RN, Director It seems strange to talk about a cold weather shelter during all this warm weather but winter is not far away. The planning committee of the Community Emergency Shelter Project has met and are addressing future needs. In past years the program has served 40-70 different men nightly from the… Continue reading Stories from the Basement: August 2016