Shelter House was able to serve 1,919 of our most vulnerable neighbors in the last year

Shelter House families continue to receive generosity from local community partner, Grace Covenant Church, for their recent giving initiatives. From monetary contributions toward two of our five shelters, to acts of service from their Grace Loves Team, they have gone above and beyond for our families experiencing homelessness. Thanks to supporters like Grace Covenant, Shelter House was able to serve 1,919 of our most vulnerable neighbors in the last year – 40% of whom were children, and 372 households moved to permanent housing.

“Shelter House heavily relies on our local partners and we value the opportunity to build effective and meaningful relationships in our community, just like our partnership with Grace Covenant,” said Joe Meyer, Shelter House Executive Director and CEO. “We have seen their generosity blossom from acts of service, to being able to raise an overwhelming amount of support totaling $17,500 toward our programs – an inspirational amount as their first-time monetary contribution! It is through partnerships like theirs, that brings us one step closer to achieving our vision of a community free of homelessness and domestic violence.”

The Grace Loves Team, an outreach arm of Grace Covenant, has also made a huge impact to our families at the Katherine Hanley Family Shelter and Patrick Henry Family Shelter, volunteering over 100 hours due to their recent efforts. They recently dedicated their day of service to both shelters by organizing and cleaning the facilities, painting, doing yardwork, and cleaning the playground areas to ensure children at our shelters have a beautiful space to enjoy. They also recently held a holiday party for the children at Shelter House – they played bingo, gave out special prizes/books, read fun stories, had ice cream sundaes, and more, giving them all a holiday to truly remember!