Good Evening Readers, Welcome To Another Informative Addition Of Shelter Spotlight. Tonight We Head To Maryland, And The Great City Of Salisbury. I’d Like To Focus Our Attention On The Christian Shelter Of Salisbury, Why? Because They Are Doing Awesome Things. Tonight We Give Praise To Their Staff Of Professionals And Thank Them For Their Many Efforts. They Are Located At 334 Barclay Street, Salisbury, MD 21804. They Can Be Reached By Phone At (410) 749-5673.

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 “With the assistance of the Sunrise Rotary Club and Toys for Tots, children’s toys, food, warm coats, scarves and gloves were distributed to the  people in the East Church Street neighborhood on Saturday, December19, 2009. In spite of cold temperatures and snow, many families  were lined up well before the announced 12 noon opening.  By the time all of the toys, food and clothing were distributed some  85 families, consisting of 145 adults and 185 children had received at least one toy per child as well as a food bag for each family.  For many of these families a spark of light and joy was kindled in an otherwise bleak Christmas“. – From http://www.christianshelter.org

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Heading To The Nation’s Capital Was Always A Joy For me Growing Up, Maybe That’s Why I Majored In Political Science At Towson University. But Anyway, Thats Niether Here Nor There, Today We Set Our Sites On The WonderFul Services Of Miriam’s Kitchen. Miriam’s Kitchen Is Located In Washington, DC And Was Founded In 1983 By A Student Group From George Washington University. They Are Located At 2401 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037.

Our mission is to provide individualized services that address the causes and consequences of homelessness in an atmosphere of dignity and respect, both directly and through facilitating connections in Washington, DC. We provide free, homemade meals and high-quality support services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year through our core programs“. – From http://www.miriamskitchen.org

As We Come To End Of Febuary, We Look At A Place Located In The Heart Of Los Angeles, California. As Most Of You Know  Los Angeles, CA Is A Very Diverese City With Some Of The World Famous And Some Of The World’s Down And Out People. There Are Rich Folks And Poor Folks, And Then There Are Found Folks And Lost Folks. Only One Thing Comes To Mind When It Comes To Bringing These Folks Together, And That Is The St. Francis Center Placed Right On Hope Street. Sounds Fitting, Doesn’t It? They Are Located At 1835 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

“St. Francis Center provides a range of services to thousands of homeless and near homeless adults and children. We are a primary source of food and nutrition for people who are hungry. We are the only social service agency of our type in these neighborhoods and we need you to help this community!”http://www.sfcla.org

So We’re Heading Back To My Home State Today, Except We’re Heading North. Rochester, New York Is Home To Not Only A Pretty Good American Hockey League Team Known As The Rochester Americans, But Also Home To The Open Door Mission. The Open Door Mission Provides A Soup Kitchen, Some Ministry And A Homeless Shelter Those Less Fortunate In And Around The Rochester Area. They Are Located At P.O. Box 14236, Rochester, NY 14608.

The Open Door Mission, Inc. of Rochester, New York is a not-for-profit ministry, founded in prayer, to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the last, the least, and the lost of our community prompted through the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is supported by the continuing prayer and contributions of others“. – From http://www.opendoormission.org

Ahhh How Wonderful A Number, The Above Mentioned Said Reference Is. But For What Charitable Cause Shall We Direct Our 57th Toward? Shall We Spotlight As Is Tradition, A Shelter? Should We Switch Things Up A Bit With A Down Home Soup Kitchen? The Answer My Friends And Readers Comes To Us From…Grand Rapids, Michigan And A Place Called Mel Trotters. Mel Trotters Is One Of The Most Complex And One Of The Oldest Soup Kitchens And Ministries In The Country. They Are Located At 225 Commerce, SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Mel Trotter Ministries provides shelter, food, clothing, education, biblical studies, computer-based learning, and work training and experience for men and women in need throughout our community. To help those with drug and alcohol addictions, we also offer a state-licensed substance abuse recovery program“. – From http://www.meltrotter.org

While Writing Tonights Shelter Spotlight One Word Came To Mind; The Word Dignity. Everyone Says Dignity Is Something We Should Live With And Die With, It’s An Element Of Humanity And An Element Of Peace. Keeping Dignity In Mind, We Set Our Focus On St. Vincent de Paul Village And Their Efforts To Erase Homelessness In The San Diego Area. The St. Vincent de Paul Village Is Located At 3350 E Street, San Diego, CA 92102.

“Every family and individual in need deserves to be treated with dignity. From a family struggling to make ends meet to a veteran who feels alone, or a battered woman fleeing domestic violence, we provide the personal support and essential care each person deserves. Our mission is to do more than alleviate someone’s problems – we want them to build the skills and self-confidence that leads to success. St. Vincent de Paul Village helps people replace a sense of despair with a sense of dignity and hope”. – From http://www.svdpv.org

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