Working Together to End Homelessness in El Dorado County.
We actively participate in both the Continuum of Care and the Opportunity Knocks Process Meetings. We are proud to work with so many caring government, faith based and other agencies and individuals focused on eradicating homelessness in El Dorado County by 2020.
Click here to see what's happening within our Continuum of Care.
Click here to see our HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) Policy
THE GIVING SPIRIT
Thanksgiving. The name says it all. There are countless ways to show and share your appreciation – without stretching your budget. Check out these free and affordable ways you can get in the giving spirit.
Tell friends and family members how much they mean to you.
With the rush of your daily routine, it’s easy to fall out of touch or forget to express your appreciation. With a little effort, you can make a big difference in someone’s day:
Call a loved one and take a few minutes to catch up.
Mail a card or letter. Nowadays, a hand-written note is an unexpected treat.
Reconnect with friends in person at your home, a restaurant, a park, etc.
Help others enjoy a great Thanksgiving meal.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a dinner with the ones they love. According to Feeding America, more than 5,400,000 people in California face food insecurity. Here are some ways you can help everyone get their turkey and pumpkin pie:
Volunteer at a local soup kitchen, food bank or shelter. This is a go-to volunteer choice – and a chance to meet new people. For kids, it can be a significant learning moment in helping them practice gratitude while lending a hand to others.
Donate non-perishable food items to your local food bank, shelter or school canned food drive.
Bake a pie (or other holiday dish) for a neighbor, coworker or elderly family member.
Want to find a food bank near you? Use these search tools from the California Association of Food Banks and Feeding America. Rather than show up unannounced, be sure to call and schedule your volunteer time.
Don’t stop with food donations.
There are plenty of things you can donate to help people in your community – not to mention help you clear out a closet or enrich your life in other ways. Here are some other donation ideas:
Donate old clothes, toys, furniture and more. Your used items could be just what someone else needs. Churches, shelters and various charitable groups are always seeking donations. With locations all across the state, Goodwill is often a convenient organization for donations. Find a donation center or retail store in your area with their locator tool.
Donate your skills. Depending on your profession and talents, organizations can benefit from accounting, legal, design and education services. You could also donate gardening or landscaping and construction expertise.
Donate your company. Spend time visiting with people in a nursing home, mentoring underserved youth or caring for shelter animals.
To find more ways to volunteer, visit volunteermatch.org.
You have more opportunities this year to bring the name of this holiday to life. Remember to set aside some time to recharge and take care of yourself, so you can give your loved ones and volunteer efforts your all. Try keeping a journal. It’s a good way to relax, express gratitude and capture memories. Happy Thanksgiving!
2016-2017 NOMADIC Shelter Season Locations
Updated 11/1/16 from JSS www.jobsshelters.org
Sundays - Cold Springs Community Church
Mondays - Foothills United Methodist Church
TUESDAYS - OPEN
Wednesdays - Cold Springs Community Church
Thursdays - Solid Rock Faith Center
Fridays - Green Valley Community Church
Saturdays - Federated Church
SHELTER OPENS NOVEMBER 2, 2016
SUBJECT TO CHANGE - Will Update as Info received/jre
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SOMO (Street Outreach Mobile Office) PROJECT!
Thank you to the Women's Fund for the generous grant to help us purchase a used truck & trailer set up so we can reach more people in crisis!
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