Fred, Clara, and a Family of Six

Every week CCO shelter guests face new and unique challenges. We realize each person is different, and we try to assist each person with that in mind. Fred just turned 84, he is a Korean War veteran who came to us without an ID or income, and he now has both, which has created a new chance to meet his next goal: permanent housing. Ray just returned from a stint in prison, so we’ll be … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude is the sign of a noble heart! – Aesop At CCO, we will celebrating the day of gratitude with turkey and all the trimmings. We have so much to be grateful for. Visit our Gratitude Tree post to see what  our shelter guests are thankful for. What are you thankful for? We hope you have a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving holiday! As you prepare for the special day please remember the families and individuals … Continue reading

Denise’s Story

“In my storage unit, I was too cold to rest. I wanted a place to lay my head down and just sleep. I’d wrap up in ten blankets, just trying to get warm.” Denise seems to have an endless abundance of joy. She is a very petite woman in her late 50’s with bright eyes and a wide, welcoming smile that goes well with her upbeat personality. Denise’s past was filled with a solid and … Continue reading

Giving Tuesday!

Generosity Gets Its Day! Tuesday, December 1st, Giving Tuesday, is tomorrow! Join us for a day of generosity and giving. Giving Tuesday follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It is a global event that was created as an opportunity to give generously following a weekend of shopping and consumerism. Consider giving to CCO this Giving Tuesday! Their are a lot of ways to give… Your financial gift will provide warm meals, a safe shelter … Continue reading