Good Evening Ladies & Gents! Tonight We Focus On A Place That’s Offering Shelter To Not Only The Homeless, But Rather To Those In Situations That Might Harmful To Themselves Or Even Others. Tonight We Are Going To Feature Compass House. Under The Direction Of Sylvia Nadler, Compass House Goes Beyond The Generic Definition Of Homelessness And Provides Opportunity To Those Who May Be Less Fortunate. Sometimes When We’re Going To And From Work We See The Man Playing His Guitar Or The Woman Walking With A Crutch, But Rarely Do We See A Child From An Unbearable Broken Home, Or A Child Literally Left For Dead By Unwanting Parents. For Those Children There Is A New Ray Of Hope And That Is The Compass House. The Compass House Is Located At 370 Linwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209. They Can Be Reached By Phone (If During A Crisis) At: (716) 886-0935. If Calling During Normal Business Hours They Can Be Reached By (716) 886-1351.

Safe Place began in Louisville, Kentucky in 1983 as an outreach effort of the YMCA Center for Youth Alternatives. The Safe Place program began in response to the many calls to the shelter from young people who did not have a way to get there. As a result, many youth trying to cope with personal or family crisis situations never reached the shelter. To address this issue, Project Safe Place was developed, designating businesses and community buildings as locations where youth could easily access help. Its’ success has prompted the implementation of this youth shelter outreach program in 714 communities throughout the United States“. – From Their Website – http://www.compasshouse.org

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Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen! Tonight Is Yet Another Milestone For Hatter & Beanz As We Wrap Up The First Month Of Our Twelve Month Campaign. Most Of You Are Watching The Grammy Awards Or The NFL Pro Bowl But When You Get A Chance We Ask That You Take 5 Or 10 Minutes And Read Not Only Tonight’s Post But The Last Thirty One Posts We’ve Published Since January 1st, 2010. On This Thirty First Day, We’d Like To Journey To New England And Head Off To Augusta, Maine. Why So North, You Ask? Well Sometimes We Need A Change, And That’s Exactly What Bread Of Life Ministries Of Augusta, Maine Is Doing. They Are Simply Changing Peoples Lives For The Better. Whether They Are Hungry Or Homeless, Bread Of Life Ministries Is Offering Up Their Services, And On Average They Serve Nearly 35,000 Meals Annually. The Bread Of Life Ministries Soup Kitchen Is Located At 157 Water Street, Augusta, Maine 04332.

Bread of Life Ministries is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian charitable ministry, founded in September, 1984 by Carolyn Neighoff and several other dedicated people from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. They joined together and opened the soup kitchen at 157 Water Street, where it remains today. In 1986, the emergency homeless shelter on Hospital Street was opened. Mr. Roger Gould, a member of Green Street United Methodist Church, created a wheat emblem for us, and that emblem now appears at the top of all our stationary, cards, and banners“. – From Their Website – http://www.mainebreadoflife.org

How Ya’ll Doing On This Wonderful Monday? I’m Personally Feelin’ Pretty Good About Tonight’s Shelter Spotlight, And I’m Sure You’d Love To Know Why? Well What’s The Craziest Idea You’ve Ever Had? Cliff Diving? Bungee Jumping? Maybe Spearheading Soup Kitchen Operations For Your Local Church Since The 1970’s?  And That’s Exactly What Father Francis Schweitzer Did. Today Holy Family Church’s Soup Kitchen Stands As One Of The Best Soup Kitchens Serving The Less Fortunate Residents Of Columbus, Ohio. The Holy Family Church Is Located At 584 West Broad Street – Columbus, OH 43215. The Office Can Be Reached By Phone At (614) 221-4323.

Holy Family was established in 1877 just west of downtown Columbus, Ohio in the historic area known as Franklinton. Holy Family is home to many good people and quite a number of ministries, including a soup kitchen and the Jubilee Museum. Our parish membership is just over 500 families. In addition to our English liturgies, we are the indult parish for the Latin Tridentine Mass which is celebrated weekly at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays and on the First Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and Holy Days. Holy Family operates a soup kitchen and food pantry where we serve over 700 hot meals each day, Monday through Friday and provides groceries weekly to over 250 families. The Jubilee Museum, founded in 1998, houses treasures of our Catholic Heritage. Its extensive inventory fills the entire former high school of the parish, and has been visited by Cardinal Marchisano, Cardinal Arinze, Father Benedict Groeschel and thousands of tourists. Holy Family Parish has survived major floods (1913 and 1957), a fire in the mid-1950’s, and the incursion of three freeways. We remain a vibrant parish with a variety of activities and organizations to meet the needs and interests of all ages“. – From Their Website – http://www.holyfamilycolumbus.org

Hey There Readers! I hope you’re enjoying this arctic weather blast that most of United States is feeling right now, because I’m certainly not. That being said, I’m here (slightly frozen) with your daily dose of the Shelter Spotlight. Today, we’re taking a trip to The Healing Place in Louisville, Kentucky operated by its Chairman and CEO Jay Davidson.

The Healing Place is unique in that it offers some this country’s most comprehensive recovery programs for both Men and Women. Whether you know someone suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, or someone on the verge of a breakdown The Healing Place is the answer. Offering shelter for the homeless through a regimented program sets The Healing Place apart from various other shelters in the area. Like many other shelters, The Healing Place doesn’t discriminate against anyone no matter if you are Hispanic, African-American or Caucasian. The Healing Place is located at 1020 West Market Street – Louisville, KY 40202. They can be reached via phone at 502-583-0369.

Here’s An Overview Of Their Overnight Shelter Program:At 2:30 p.m. every day, tickets numbered one to the total number of men waiting for a bed are passed. At 4 p.m. a random drawing determines those who will stay in the shelter that night; all others have to find alternate lodging. At check-in, each person will receive a pillow, sheets, and a blanket. The person will be able to take a hot shower, make their bed, and get a set of clothing from the clothes closet. They will then eat supper, and the lights are turned out at 9 p.m. Wake-up is at 6 a.m., followed by breakfast. The overnight guest must be out of the shelter by 8 a.m“. – From The Healing Place’s Website – http://www. thehealingplace.org