Donations to help the elderly homeless — we urgently need your help. The homeless population varies at the Opportunity Center for the Homeless, but there is an increase of elderly homeless. Our mission is to help those who can move forward, and protect those that cannot. Our elderly are those that need the most protection and help. We truly appreciate if you can visit our website and donate.
The change in federal dollars has caused us to lose funding for our small transitional shelter for single women, putting 16 elderly and fragile women at risk that they would be on the streets if we had to close. So we have begun an internal reorganization to combine two of our shelters and unite these fragile women with women who are younger and stronger and able to offer support services as necessary. What we hope this will do is create a large “family unit” of 29 single women that will eat and live together. To support this concept, we have received a number of churches and groups that are jumping in to bring in the needed supplies and resources. There is no way that we can let these fragile women return to the streets.