Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless OPEN TONIGHT

We were ready to have a test run of Eureka’s Extreme Weather Shelter for the homeless when Mother Nature jumped the gun.   A hard freeze warning for TONIGHT prompted the opening the Extreme Weather Shelter at the St. Vincent’s Dining Facility  at 35 West 3rd Street, in Old Town, Eureka.

I am posting this in case someone out there sees someone who needs shelter for the night.

Please send them to the Eureka Rescue Mission, 110 2nd Street in Eureka

If the Mission is at capacity, folks will be sent to the Dining Facility–OR IF YOU FIND FOLKS WHO ARE NOT COMFORTABLE AT THE MISSION, HAVE THEM TELL THE MISSION INTAKE FOLKS AND THEY WILL SEND THEM TO ST. VINCENT’S AFTER INTAKE.

Coordinator Steve Bell is at the Dining Hall to welcome folks and between St. Vincent’s and the Rescue Mission, Eureka can provide shelter to everyone who wants to be indoors tonight.  We even have donated dog kennels so folks with animals can be sure their pets are safe.

I will post more about this project in a bit, but wanted to get the word out about the shelter now.

Please help us to help those who need it most…

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6 Responses to Extreme Weather Shelter for Homeless OPEN TONIGHT

  1. Kym Kemp says:

    Thanks, Lynette, for getting the information out there.

    • Lynette M says:

      Yes,
      My hope now is to reach folks that wouldn’t normally come inside. I heard the Mission has 6 beds left. Once those fill, or if there are folks uncomfortable with the Mission, we will have an alternative.

  2. skippy says:

    Thank you for the word, and the efforts getting the needed shelter up and going, Lynette. We’ll get the info out.

    • Lynette M says:

      Thanks for this Skippy.
      Clearly I’m playing catch up.
      Am moving this weekend and will be reunited with my books and research soon.
      Should be more consistent here after that.

      I really hope all is well with you.

  3. […] A MOMENT TOO SOON:  It’s freezing outside.  Lynette’s Norcal History Blog announced that due to low temperatures the Extreme Weather Shelter will open.  Please pass this on […]

  4. db says:

    Most of these 10 year plans are all a scam. If you look at their founding documents they all contain the same language which is “appropriate and affordable.” The largest portion of the homeless population are single men who need immediate permanent employment. If they had that employment then they could get market rate housing and not even need this 10 year plan.

    The catch is that none of this 10 year plan housing is free at all. So if you are a homeless male and cannot find a job you’ll never qualify for the 10 year plan housing because in order to get this housing you have to pay. If you’re homeless without a job tell me how exactly can you pay? It’s not possible. That’s why I call BS on all of these 10 year plans. In fact many cities have ignored the plans and have no intention of seeing them through. It’s all BS.

    These 10 year plans do not intend to replace homeless shelters with some type of “housing first” intake system. The shelters will always exist with all of their crime, diseases, harsh atmosphere and prison mentality. I have sat on some of these 10 year plan councils and investigated them very carefully and I can say with almost 100% accuracy they are a total fraud.

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