Good Evening! Tonight, I’m Going To Get Right To The Point And Inform All Of You That We’re Headin’ Down To St. Louis And In The Spirit Of Shelter Spotlight, Focusing Our Efforts On A place Called, The Haven Of Grace. The Haven Of Grace Is A Homeless Shelter Dedicated To Getting Pregnant Mothers Back On Their Feet In Order To Prepare Themselves For The World Ahead. Under The Amazing Direction Of Marissa Q. Paine, The Haven Of Grace Shelter provides Solutions For Women In And Around The St. louis Area. They Are Located At 1225 Warren Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

Our Residential Program provides food, shelter and basic needs to support a healthy delivery. It also integrates goal planning and educational programs focused on parenting, physical and emotional health, financial literacy, independent living skills, interpersonal skills, formal education and job preparation“. – From Their Website – http://www.havenofgracestl.org

Hey There You Crazy Kids, It’s Time For A Very Special Edition Of Shelter Spotlight. Everyday In This Country Thousands And Thousands Of Children Are Abused And Neglected, And For Whatever Reason We (The American Public) Don’t Hear About It Very Much, But Tonight I’m Bringing It Front And Center. Child Abuse Is A Very Sick And Twisted Act, And Many Of Us Cringe When We Hear Similar Stories On Television Or Read About Them On The Various News Sites On The Web, Tonight I’d Like To Embrace The Topic And Talk About The Hope That Actually Exists For These Kids. That Hope, Is Brought To Us By The Caring, And Loving Staff Of Austin’s House. Austin’s House Is Dedicated To Finding Proper Placement For Children Who Come From Abusive And Neglecting Situations, And For Them It’s All About The Children. I Decided To Post This Early Enough For All Of You To See The Great Work That Is Being Done At Austin’s House, And If Any Of You Have The Time Please Contact Them Regarding Volunteer Opportunities. Austin’s House Can Be Reached At P.O. Box 784, Carson City, Nevada 89423. They Can also Be Reached By Phone At (775) 267-6711.

Austin’s House accommodates both boys and girls who are unable to be maintained in their own homes until they are either reunited with their family, or an appropriate long term placement is made“. – From Their Website – http://www.austinshouse.org

Good Evening Readers, Tonight We’re Heading To Atlanta, Georgia To Feature The Clifton Sanctuary Missions. The Clifton Sanctuary Missions Offer An Array Of Health & Wellness Programs As Well As A Very Unique Program Called “Joe’s Place”. Dedicated In 1997, To A Former Resident Named Joe, Joe’s Place Houses Just 11 Men Who Are Willing To Take The Step From Homelessness To Independence. They Cook Their Own Meals, Do Their Own Chores And Begin To Transition From Nothing Into Something. The Clifton Sanctuary Missions Are Located At 369 Connecticut Ave NE  Atlanta, Georgia 30307.

 

In simple terms, we run an emergency shelter and a transitional housing program. More importantly, we welcome homeless men to a place of shelter each night providing personal hospitality in a society that is all too often very impersonal. Our mission statement defines this deeper objective. “Sharing the love of God we are a sanctuary to men seeking to overcome homelessness.” This hospitality, bound in Christian love, and our neighborhood setting have combined to provide a truly unique environment in which our guests acquire physical, mental and spiritual healing“. – From Their Website – http://www.cliftonsanctuary.com

 

Hey There Folks, Happy Snowy Tuesday !! Welcome To Tonight’s Shelter Spotlight, That’s Right Folks We Are The Big 4-0. No We Aren’t Forty Years Old, That Would Make Me A Very Depressing 67. Rather This Is The 40th Installment Of The Ever Popular Segment We Put Together Each & Every Day (Holidays & Weekends Included) Called “Shelter Spotlight“. Tonight Our Year Long Journey Takes Us To Phoenix, Arizona Where We Will Feature “The Phoenix Rescue Mission” Which Was Able To Serve 294,975 Meals Last Year Alone. That’s One of Those Things That Go Beyond Very Impressive And I Think We Should All Give A Standing Ovation To Marlena Padron And Jerry Sandvig And Their Wonderful Staff At The Phoenix Rescue Mission. Three Of The Important Programs I Wanted To Highlight Include The Homeless Emergency Services Program, The Addiction Recovery Program, And Finally The Family And Community Outreach Program. These Programs Along With The Outstanding Work Of Marlena’s Volunteer Staff Make The Phoenix Rescue Mission A Great Operation. The Phoenix Rescue Mission Is Located At 1801 South 35th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, 85009.

The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a family of people who really care about those who are less fortunate — and who also roll up their sleeves to see that the work of caring for these people actually happens. Our family is made up of a hard-working Board of Directors who give many contributed hours each month to the policies, procedures, and spiritual conformance of the Mission’s operations. Our staff is varied in talent and profession, yet are bound in their common effort and love for the people we serve and the Lord who has charged us to care for them. Our family is blessed with thousands of donors who give of their time, goods, and funds to allow this organization to carry out our work 24 hours each day and seven days each week.We would love to have you join our family in any way your heart may lead you. There are many ways that you can help us feed, clothe, provide shelter to the homeless, and assist young families as they strive to gain the skills and self-confidence needed to become independent“. – From Their Website – http://www.phoenixrescuemission.org

Howdy! Tonight As Most Of You Are Bracing For The Worst Here In The Northeast, I Wanted To Actually Head Out West And Tell You About The Portland Rescue Mission. These Folks Have Seriously Redefined The Word Mission. They Have Fantastic Programs For Women & Children, As Well As A Great Program For Men. They Offers An Amazing Shelter, Great Rehab Programs And Hearty Meals. With Three Seperate Locations They Cover An Enormus Amount Of Ground. One Of The Neat Things About Portland Rescue Mission Is That They Are Able To Accept Older & Used Automobiles In Exchange For A Tax Write-Off. They Are Located At 111 West Burnside, Portland, Oregon 97209.

 

“The faithful support of our donors helps us provide more than 230,000 meals a year, plus shelter, 24-hour restrooms, mail service and other essentials to people in desperate need. Our goal is to help men, women and children find freedom from homelessness, hunger and addiction. With nowhere to turn, many of these women are trapped in addiction, without shelter and basic necessities, completely without hope”. – From Their Website – http://www.portlandrescuemission.org

Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, And Welcome To The 35th Installment Of Hatter & Beanz. Tonight We Head West, And Feature For You, The Works Of An Amazing Homeless Shelter Located In Rosevile, CA. The Folks At The Gathering Inn Provide Nearly 17,000 People A Place To Lay Their Head Each Year. That’s Pretty Impressive If You Ask Me. Not Only Are They Accomplishing That Number, But They Accept Folks Both Young And Old As Well. The Gathering Inn Is Located At 201 Berkeley Ave., Roseville, CA 95678.

On a cold day in January 2004, a group of ministers in Placer County met to talk about a longstanding problem in the community—there was no safe and warm place for people to go if they lacked housing during the coldest months of the year. The ministers represented many different faiths, but felt united in their desire to help those who were suffering each night in the cold. Together, the ministers imagined gathering those who were homeless into the warmth of their churches, to provide supper, overnight accommodations and hospitality. They discussed the nomadic model of care, which had been used successfully in many other parts of the country. It was a simple concept that appealed to them: the site of the hosting church would change from one night to the next“.  – From Their Website – http://www.thegatheringinn.com

You See, All It Takes Is One Night, One Idea And The Rest Is History. Have A Great Night Folks.

Hey There! I Wanted To Continue Our Theme Of Focusing On A Few Of Groups From Up North By Spotlighting The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Of Burlington, Vermont. It Is Certainly Colder In New England These Days And Homelessness And Hunger Don’t Shy Away When The Weather Gets Rough. Through The Efforts Of The Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, The Hungry And Homeless Are Able To Warm Up To A Hot Meal Filled With Some Extra TLC. Under The Direction Of Rob Meehan And His Amazing Staff, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf Gives Back To Not Only Immediate Community But To The Surrounding Areas As Well. This Wonderful Organization Is Located At 228 North Winooski Drive, Burlington, VT And Can Be Reached By phone At: (802) 658-7939.

Our flagship program is our food shelf, where we provide a monthly five-day supply of groceries to families in need. We also offer fresh produce and bread three days per week. Providing a wide variety of nutritional and easy-to-make food has long been a priority for CEFS, and it continues to be a challenge that we strive to meet“. From Their Website http://www.feedingchittenden.org