Aired the week of 10/24/12 - #1243
Joanna Robinson was working as a volunteer with an emergency short-term shelter but was upset by the fact that there was no long-term shelter option available in her county. Determined to find a better solution she and her late husband, Utah Phillips (an activist and renowned musician) and a few friends joined forces to found The Hospitality House. This is a shelter with a unique ‘nomadic’ system that operates with the assistance of area churches and organizations and offers other important services (including meals, life skills training, and medical/dental care). When this show originally aired the Hospitality House had provided over 32,300 bed nights and over 6,000 summer lunches to those in need in Nevada County, California.
Address: 230 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945