How We Help the Homeless The expressed mission of The Friends is to provide financial and volunteer support for the shelter and for associated programs. This includes support for many different programs, all of which contribute to the one goal of helping the homeless find a better life.

Volunteer The Friends is an entirely volunteer organization. This means that donations go almost completely to services. It also means that we’re always on the lookout for more volunteers! Volunteer jobs range in scope from once or twice a year to monthly or even weekly in a few cases.

Donate Some $30,000 is needed each year to cover the operating expenses of the shelter and also to support our auxiliary programs. Our donors’ generosity truly helps keep our shelter doors open. Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated and truly do make a difference.