Loveland, CO – September 11, 2018 – 137 Connection proudly announces its upcoming fundraising event that it will be held on October 20th, 2018 at the Boar and Bull Restaurant downtown Loveland. Our mission event is to raise $25,000 to keep the winter night shelter open. There is a misconception that people are homeless because they are lazy, they don’t care to work or they are suffering from mental and behavioral problems that prevents them from working toward a better life. But recent research shows that this is not the case with many people. There are numerous working homeless that cannot afford a place to live due to rising housing costs.
137 Homeless Connection is a place that listens to the needs of those who are seeking assistance by connecting them to resources, encouraging hope for the future, providing inclement weather shelter and advocating for people challenged by the effects of poverty or situational crisis. We give individuals and families the resources necessary to survive and a vision to thrive.
“For 13 years now, the 137 Inclement Night Shelter has been opening its doors in the winter assuring that no one freezes during the long cold months. We provide a warm place to sleep, food, and the shelter is open to anyone when temperatures fall below 20 degrees from November to March. In order to keep our doors open, we rely on the community’s donations to help pay for staff, food, and necessary clothing. This year we are trying to meet our $25,000 goal to maintain these services and to keep the homeless off the freezing streets”, said Doug Ashbaugh, Director for 137 Homeless Connection. “Come by for a day of food, dancing, and live music at the Boar and Bull Deli on Saturday, October 20th, from noon-6pm”, he added.
To donate today, go to 137 Homeless Connection on Facebook or send a check to 137 Connection at 137 Lincoln Ave. Loveland, CO 80537
For more information, please visit http://lovelandshelter.com/
About 137 Homeless Connection
137 Homeless Connection is a Day Center that offers advocacy and case management for homeless adults. The Day Center is open year round at 137 S Lincoln Ave in Loveland 8:00am-11:30am Monday through Saturday for all clients, 1:00pm-4:00pm Mondays through Thursday by appointment and scheduled classes, mentoring and training. Eligible clients are offered advocacy and referrals including mental health assessments and substance abuse counseling. They also offer showers, laundry, storage, phone, computer and mail services. Valuable tools and resources are available for individuals and families as they transition out of crisis and back into self-reliance.