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Help us change one life at a time!

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.

Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching. As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea. The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

-Adapted from The Star Thrower, by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)

When you sponsor a night a week, month or year of shelter you are changing lives daily!!!

ONE NIGHT OF SHELTER = $25 AND INCLUDES:

A SAFE AND WELCOMING PLACE FOR THE GUESTS WE SERVE

NUTRITIOUS MEALS

CASE MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES

HOPES AND DREAMS FOR ALL OF OUR GUESTS!

ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS AND SUPPORT GROUPS:

FAMILY PROGRAM- Family case management medical and mental health support, transportation, special kids activities, group and one - on - one support, and our Educational Program for kids of all ages

PROJECT RECOVERY - On-site addiction recovery program supported through a partnership with TRIVIUM, including group and one-on-one counseling, art and music therapy, fitness, nutrition and a community of support

PROJECT WELL-BEING - Mental health support, art therapy, fitness, meditation, counseling, med management, and home to our newspaper "

Word on the Street”

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL WORK PROGRAM/ HOMELESS ART COLLECTIVE RETAIL SPACE -Employs our guests to work in the SVDP warehouse and thrift shop and provides retail space for our artists to sell their amazing work

THE DOUG RICHARD'S FOOD SERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM- On-site Food Service Training Program designed to get our guests employed in the food service industry

INTERFAITH SANCTUARY SUPPORT GROUPS- Designed to create a safe space for our guests to stabilize, connect with community and bring back their joy!