Post a New Topic
Original post made
on Feb 12, 2009
The Churches should open there doors to any and all people in need. How many churches in MV? And I haven't heard of any doing this.
As mentioned in the article, many of MV's churches participated in the Alpha Omega rotating shelter program that ended in 2006. I don't know the reasons why the program was not continued, but perhaps the Voice staff can provide further info on that part of the story.
As a member of St. Joseph's parish on Hope St, I can say that the church is continuing to assist with the Alpha Omega homeless services program at CSA. Parishoners have been signing up the past couple of Sundays to donate specific items that will be given to the homeless who are served by CSA.
I agree that this doesn't have the same impact as a full shelter program, but I imagine that many of the churches in town are doing what they can to help CSA and other agencies.
Here is a story with some background on the rotating shelter and how the city is making the transition to the "housing first" model:
These days homeless that are looking for a cold weather shelter must go to the Armory in Sunnyvale on Maude Avenue.
Good job on this Daniel.
Why not use vacant industrial buildings with very low rent offered at shoreline area (Pear Ave.)until business/economy comes back. No ones notices there !
[Post removed due to offensive language]
The industrial buildings would not have adequate facilities from the sense of building resources to sustain a large group of homeless. In addition, the city would be liable for anything that happened in these buildings and would not undertake such a risk.
I volunteered at the rotating shelters for years and was sad when they were discontinued. Maybe Mountain View can partner with Los Altos and Sunnyvale to create a year-round shelter?
Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?
- Bailey Park
- Blossom Valley
- Castro City
- Cuesta Park
- Jackson Park
- Monta Loma
- North Bayshore
- North Whisman
- Old Mountain View
- Rengstorff Park
- Rex Manor
- Shoreline West
- St. Francis Acres
- Stierlin Estates
- Sylvan Park
- The Crossings
- Waverly Park
- Whisman Station
- another community
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,551 views
Best High Dives to Watch the Game
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 890 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Mountain View
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Palo Alto Online
© 2014 Mountain View Online
All rights reserved.