It takes a village to tackle homelessness, this holds true even for those ready to make the change from homelessness to with home.
Homeless shelters do receive grants; many of the grants restricted to cover certain things and others which are also graciously received, but only cover a small portion of the high costs of keeping a shelter running and functioning in the best way possible. High Desert Homeless Services (HDHS) appreciates all grants and private/business donations that help the shelter function to serve approximately 55 people of all ages, at just about all times throughout the year. The goal is to eventually not only to maintain, but to grow, not only as far as services are concerned, but growth in order to assist more homeless men, women, and children who are in need of the temporary assistance.
HDHS has many local businesses who show their support throughout the year with donations, both cash and other. We also have numerous fundraisers and our quaint downtown Victorville thrift store, which help us provide the funds we need to function or provide additional services to better the lives of those we serve. Those who support these endeavors are in turn supporting homeless men, women, and children as they work hard to get back on their feet.
Just Friday, Southwest Gas donated $1000. This surprise donation was orchestrated with the help of Jason Hall, who also serves as the Homeless Shelter computer technician. All donations are appreciated very much and are needed. We thank Southwest Gas for their contribution to HDHS and to our amazing community. We also would like to thank Jason Hall, our amazing supporter and computer technician.