EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
Nine months ago Fourth & Hope’s emergency shelter moved to a parcel of land on the corner of East Beamer Street and Road 102 in Woodland. Within that time our program structure has evolved to prepare for our expansion of services. The support staff has stepped into the role of Client Care Coordinators, the meal program has developed into a robust Food and Nutrition Program based on USDA guidelines, our Volunteer Program has grown by expanding opportunities to serve and assist program needs, and we now have a full Case Management Team onsite led by a licensed clinical social worker.
On the home front, phase 2 is underway at East Beamer Way for the 61 permanent supportive housing units. The underground and street improvement work is moving ahead and making great progress. The homebuilder, Cutting Edge Modular, Inc., has built one unit to preview. Visit our blog to view the video tour (go to Stories & News located at fourthandhope.org). A permanent shade structure for the patio has been contracted and awaiting the architect’s plans and permit approval. The all-weather design will include built-in heaters for the winter and misters and fans for the summer. And a much-needed parking lot will be built to help with car congestion in our existing six space lot.
In preparation for full operation, we purchased additional beds, bedding, and equipped the shelter for the additional residents. As of this summer, we’re at full capacity. The shelter is a 24/7 operation that includes day services from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. and overnight services from 6 p.m. – 7 am. Partner agencies are on-site each week meeting with those that they serve, and our new case managers have begun the process of setting case plans with each of our clients. COVID-19 protocols continue with mask-wearing, screening upon entry, regular cleaning, and sanitization, and weekly testing across all programs.
We have come a long way in a short amount of time. With a solid team in place and our partnership with YOU, we will continue to make great strides. Together we’ll continue to help those in need and work toward a healthier community by fulfilling our Mission to Change Lives.
With a grateful heart,