Joanna Robinson

Aired the week of 12/04/13 - #1349

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.

Contact Information:

Website: www.hospitalityhouseshelter.org
Phone: 530-271-7144
Address: 230 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945