Just Sitting Here Watching Team USA Whip Canada 5-3, It Dawned On Me, Why Not Do A Canadian Version Of Shelter Spotlight, And With That Lightbulb Comes Great News. Starting June 1st 2010, Hatter And Beanz Will Be Launching A Canadian Brand And Themed Version Of Our Current Blog Here In The United States For Our Readers In Canada. Keep An Eye Out Folks !!!

Moving Forward To Tonight’s Feature. We Travel Each Day High And Low Search The Depths Of Google And Ask.com, And We Make Sure Our Featured Shelters And Soup Kitchens Are Reliable. Tonight We Have Found Another Impressive Operation. Based In Salt Lake City, Utah The Road Home Offers Up An Oppurtunity Like No Other. With A Wide Array Of Programs For The Less Fortunate In And Around The Salt Lake City Area, The Road Home Completes The Transitional Journey From The Streets To A Well Established Home. They Are Located At 210 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.

The Road Home provides support and shelter for overcoming homelessness. We have a wide variety of programs that provide services to people. The Road Home operates out of The Salt Lake Community Shelter, the largest homeless shelter in Utah. We begin by providing people with basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter, while immediately working with them to develop a plan for housing. Our programs are designed to connect people with resources and help integrate them back into the community“. – From Their Website – http://www.theroadhome.org

Hey Folks, I Hope You All Are Enjoying Your Weekend. Tonight We’re Heading To Phoenix, Arizona To Highlight An Amazing Group Of People That Are Doing Things Not Only For The Less Fortunate But For Everyone In Their Community. Homeward Bound Assists Homeless And Hungry Individuals Get Back On Their Fact. Homeward Bound Offers A Plethora Of Volunteer Oppurtunities Such As Being A Mentor For Families, Or Working With Children, Or Better Yet Special Baby Care. Homeward Bound Is Located At 2302 West Colter Street, Phoenix, AZ 85015.

At Homeward Bound, we assist homeless and domestic violence families with children achieve economic independence, secure long-term, safe, decent, affordable housing and break multi-generational cycles of homelessness and domestic violence”. – From http://www.hbphx.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

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

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

1/10/2010 Shelter Spotlight

January 10, 2010

Good Morning !!!!!! Today, We’re Heading West, And Highlighting The Amazing Efforts Of Jubilee Women’s Center Located In Seattle, Washington. Under The Current Leadership Of Ms. Melissa Ries, Jubilee Women’s Center Has Grown Substantially Not Only In Size But In Scope. The Mission Of Jubilee Women’s Center Is To Provide Women With An Enviroment That Teaches Self-Reliance And Independence. Every Woman Wants To Be Free, Jubilee Women’s Center Provides A Professional Foundation So That One Day, That Freedom Can Occur. The Women’s Center Is Located at 620 18th Ave. East, Seattle, WA 98112. You can call them at (206) 324-1244.

Here’s A Portion Of Their Mission Statement, “At Jubilee, we are led by the guiding principle that all women are to be treated with respect and dignity. By valuing the inherent gifts and talents of every woman, we focus on the positive place within her. This unique philosophy, coupled with our extensive support services helps women make permanent change from the inside out. Our mission, vision and values exemplify how we at Jubilee are working tirelessly to promote the worth, integrity, diversity, empowerment, equity of women every day, no matter what her circumstances“. – The Complete Mission Statement Can Be Found On Jubilee Women’s Center’s website: http://www.jwcenter.org