Downtown: Homeless winter shelter opens in two weeks – Concord Monitor, December 2, 2018
A few firsts for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness are on the horizon. One, their long-awaited winter shelter is expected to open its doors at 7 p.m. on Dec. 17. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger has been around, seen a lot and tried to help. He’s the minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord. He received his master’s of divinity in Chicago, where he saw big-city homelessness up close. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Local Businesses Work to End Homelessness – Concord Monitor, October 2017
“I am writing with a big shout out and thank you to the business community of Greater Concord! Nineteen businesses stepped up and partnered with the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness on business tax credits through CDFA, supporting the construction of a winter shelter for those most in need in our community.” Click here to read the rest of the article.
Downtown: Winter Homeless Shelter Looks Towards the Future – Concord Monitor, October 2017
“As the leaves change and the natural world prepares to shut down for winter, Ellen Groh has a front-row seat to growth going on right outside her office window. Her view might be just be a patch of dirt, torn-up vegetation and an excavator for now, but come winter, the executive director of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness is hoping her view will change.” Click here to read the rest of the article.
Concord Homeless Advocates Launch Fundraising Campaign for Shelter, Operations – Concord Monitor, June 2017
“A Concord nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness is reaching out to the public for the financial backing to establish a stable cold-weather shelter and run it for three years. The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness launched a campaign Wednesday that seeks $528,000 in private donations to go along with various other sources totaling $1.63 million.” Click here to read the rest of the article.
Behind the resource center, shelter from the storm is coming – Concord Monitor, March 9, 2018
For homeless people in the city, it’s almost time for bed. A walk behind the Concord Homeless Resource Center near downtown reveals a long, narrow building with workers hammering windows and floors into place.There, perhaps by the end of the month, a new building with a smooth blue paint job will dominate the area beyond the view from North Main Street, where 40 beds will be available for the homeless beginning next winter. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Downtown: With winter shelter nearly finished, Concord homelessness coalition eyes the future – Concord Monitor, May 20, 2018
The Concord Coalition to End Homelessness’s new winter emergency shelter is almost complete. The four walls at the 238 N. Main St. building have been raised, the windows installed, the doors fitted and locked tight. Still to come are the bathrooms and the flooring, the 40 beds that will give the city’s most vulnerable population shelter against harsh weather that – as summer approaches – almost feels like a distant memory. Click here to read the rest of the article.
Programs aim to shelter homeless amid push to remove illegal campsites – Concord Monitor, April 2018
Debby Eckland says she wants to sign up.She wants a place to live, a real place to live, not a small space under some branches and twigs, like her winter home behind the Friendly Kitchen used
to be. Click here to read the rest of the article.