Charlie McDonald

HED Announces Charlie McDonald as Program Manager

HED announced Monday that they have selected a Program Manager for their Pathways Winter Lodging Program. Job’s Shelters has worked closely with Housing El Dorado to develop this program, and we are glad to see it coming to fruition.

Housing El Dorado has brought together three local churches to provide shelter. Housing El Dorado is providing program management, transportation, and overnight supervision in addition to the area churches hosting the program. We would like to commend Green Valley Community Church, Discovery Hills Church, and Foothills United Methodist Church for opening their arms, hearts, and doors to those in need.

This week, HED put out a call for volunteers. Volunteers are currently needed Saturdays and Mondays from 4pm to 11pm as well as Sundays and Tuesdays from 6am to 8am. Positions vary and may include driving, check-in, evening supervision, and AM supervision and breakdown. For more information, visit HousingElDorado.org.

Winter Shelter for the Homeless

As of this writing, Housing El Dorado has secured 3 nights per week of shelter through their Pathways Winter Lodging Program. Shelter will begin January 1st and run through March 31st, 2022. Currently, there are 3 area churches participating, though there are hopes to add more. A thank you to Discovery Hills Evangelical Church, Green Valley Community Church, and Foothills United Methodist Church for coming together to make the Winter Lodging Program a reality for the un-housed of the western slope.

Merger with The Lighted Candle Complete

This week, Job’s Shelters of the Sierra received notice that the merger with The Lighted Candle is complete. In addition to JSS taking up their TLC’s programming, TLC has donated over $60,000 to Job’s Shelters of the Sierra. Thank you to Pete Brown and the TLC Board for seeing the JSS vision. Watch our Facebook page for updates on programming!

Michael…A Success Story

Over the last few weeks, JSS has had the opportunity to help an unhoused individual, Michael.

Michael was put in contact with JSS when he was dropped off at the local Social Security office with nothing but his wheelchair, the clothes on his back, and his service dog, Pooh. Our new President, Colleen, was able to assist Michael with straightening out his SSI, visiting Health & Human Services for emergency benefits, and securing him housing at an area Board & Care Home. Additionally, she was able to find a loving, long term foster for Pooh.