Faces of the Homeless
Now that I am getting to know each one of these homeless, many by name, it is becoming more personal. This is no longer a faceless issue.
Jacob: We have just housed a boyfriend, Jacob, his girlfriend and their male friend who have all been staying at the Hospitality house until now. They did not know of the Food Bank services or any county program for that matter. They didn’t even own a tarp and were having difficulty mustering up the means to purchase one.
Kirt: We also delivered to a homeless man, Kirt, who, after Hospitality Housed closed for the summer, walked to where the microhouses are being stored and sat in the rain until we delivered him and his new microhouse. He is now in a place in the woods he was already familiar with.
I called him today to check in on him and he said it was still very cold, but he was dry and the sound of the rain on the tin roof comforted him to sleep.
We just had a property owner contact us today to deliver a microhouse onto her property for a homeless woman and her two big dogs. We also gave her two bags of food and personal supplies donated by The Food Bank of Nevada County. That was our last delivery for the day.