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Volunteers make shelter apartments feel like ‘home’

July 18, 2011

Shelter Network is committed to providing much more than a hot meal and a bed for the night. Our dedicated staff and volunteers make every effort to help over 900 homeless families a year transition into permanent housing rapidly and efficiently.

When families enter the shelter, the top priority is to make them feel safe and welcome. Each family is given their own transitional apartment unit, equipped with a furnished bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. Ensuring that families stay together during this challenging time – to support each other and maintain a sense of stability – is one of the many factors contributing to Shelter Network’s success.

Countless volunteers contribute their time to ‘stage’ shelter apartments, making them comfortable and welcoming for new families (most who have never been homeless before). Below are a few before-and-after photos of the shelter apartments, showcasing the amazing decoration skills of our generous volunteers!

Thank you to the members of the Woman’s Club of Palo Alto and the outstanding individual volunteers who made these apartments so warm and welcoming for Shelter Network’s families:

       Donna Bohling        Eileen Brooks        Sue Krumbein        Ana Pedreiro

Alessandra Pio Di Savoia        Tess Weber        Melinda Wedemeyer

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