Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Gathering Inn Homeless Shelter Suspends Shelter

With sadness, The Gathering Inn will suspend shelter for the next 6-8 weeks.

The economy has created many challenges for individuals and business alike. Unfortunately, The Gathering Inn is experiencing a financial deficit that requires them to close their doors temporarily. This year, they began with an $80,000 deficit (or 12% of their budget) created by decreased grant funding. They have been able to narrow this deficit over the year, but still remain short.  

July 29th will be their last day of operation. The Gathering Inn will be helping the most fragile of the homeless to get placement. The hope is to keep some of their services open while the shelter is on hiatuses, such as the Community Health Clinic which will still remain open Saturday mornings from 9-12; the Medical Transport will still be operating on Tuesdays and Thursday to transport persons from Roseville to Placer County Community Clinic and the Interim Care Program will remain in operation (the house in Auburn which provides respite care for persons coming out of Sutter or Kaiser). Volunteers have been arranged for twice weekly showers so the homeless can come and get cleaned up for employment and interviewing.

During the hiatus, The Gathering Inn will diligently be working on funding so that we they will be able to open their doors again in mid-September and remain open!  Since they will be working with a minimal staff, no donations of clothing or other personal hygiene items will be accepted.

They thank you all for your prayers and support. The Gathering Inn hopes to be providing shelter services with your help in the near future. Updates of the situation will be sent out on their InnSpire e-newsletter.  To sign up for the e-newsletter, or if you'd like information on how you or your business can donate to The Gathering Inn, please visit

Blog Post information and picture courtesy of The Gathering Inn.

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