Night Without Home is Nov. 15
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness week is November 10-18.
From 10 a.m to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, Shelter of Hope, in collaboration with Ashland Community Kitchen and Neighbors Helping Neighbors, will be hosting a ”Stand Down” at the The Neighborhood on 2516 Carter Ave. in Ashland. This event will bring several agencies together at one site, at the same time, for one purpose. That purpose is to provide direct services and resources to families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in the Boyd and Greenup county area.
Some of the services and resources available include veteran initiatives, housing, medical, counseling, food, clothing, employment, education and more.
The Shelter of Hope will also be spending one Night Without A Home on the streets of Ashland, during the evening of Nov. 16 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Rain, shine, sleet or snow)
This awareness-raising event is open to individuals and groups who are looking for a humbling experience focusing on the physical aspects of homelessness, just one week before the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be guest speakers, music, candle-light vigil and prayer, as well as other activities throughout the evening.
We’re asking that all participants bring a collection of toiletry items to help stock our pantry. Participants should also dress warmly and bring their own chair or box to sit on.
Join us on the vacant lot behind First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 1930 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
Candy Goldie, VISTA, Public Relations Coordinator, Shelter of Hope, Ashland