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We Are Still Here

Life as we knew it has drastically changed for all of us. It seems each new day brings more uncertainty. But despite the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Christian Aid Center is still here serving some of the most vulnerable members of our community—people experiencing homelessness, hunger and need.  Because of this crisis, we’ve had to make a lot of changes to protect the health and safety of our guests; such as keeping them on campus 24 hours-a-day and screening them daily for COVID-19 symptom. These efforts, in turn, also protect the health of our community and have…
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Masks for the Community
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Masks for the Community

As the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order continues, guests staying at the Christian Aid Center have found some meaningful ways to reach out beyond our walls and give back to our community. The ladies have been sewing face masks for our guests, volunteers and staff to use. Thank you Gia for teaching them and thank you ladies for keeping us healthy!
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Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
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Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Updated: April 29, 2020, at 10:00 am As we all navigate how to act in this unprecedented situation, at the Christian Aid Center we continue our unwavering commitment to the following: Serving the people experiencing homelessness with wisdom and compassion. Doing all we can within safety recommendations, to continue basic services. Keeping our valuable volunteers and staff safe, and minimizing their exposure to other individuals. Being good stewards of the resources provided by our community. SERVICES: In response to the new information regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis, our services have been restructured as follows: The shelter remains open, with…
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Ernie's Story
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Ernie's Story

Ernie* is a quiet, thoughtful man who came to the Christian Aid Center after his relationship with his family fell apart.  He didn't have anywhere to go until a helpful stranger told him about our mission.  Ernie describes himself as "broke down."  When you talk with him, it's clear he is hurting deeply.  His leg shakes uncontrollably and he is tormented by nightmares--symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from serving in the Vietnam War.   Of the estimated 630,000 homeless people in America, about 67,500 are veterans--that's more than one out of 10.  Seventy-six percent are experiencing issues with…
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Elizabeth's Story
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Elizabeth's Story

Finding the Strength to Start Over “The Center changes lives…it gave me peace and a purpose.” Everything changed when Elizabeth looked up from her hospital bed to see the tear-stained faces of her two young children.  The look in their eyes as they saw how badly their mother had been beaten gave her the courage to leave an abusive relationship and stop drinking. Her alcohol abuse began years before, when her first relationship ended and her ex took custody of her kids. “I was pretty torn up because I had two older children and he took them — wouldn’t let…
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OPEN HOUSE
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OPEN HOUSE

A Special Invitation for Businesses and Organizations Please join us at the end of your work-day or on your way home, to take a self-guided tour of our new building and learn what will take place inside. Thursday, October 25 4-6 pm  
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OPEN HOUSE
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OPEN HOUSE

Come join us at the open house for the new Center for Women and Children!   Sunday, September 23, 2018 2-5 pm Ceremony at 3 pm   Tour our beautiful new building for homeless women and children. We’ll also have activities for children and ice cream sundaes for everyone.   Stock the Pantry! You are welcome to bring a house-warming gift from the following list of current needs:   - non-perishable food items   - diapers   - toilet paper   - laundry pods   - paper towels
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