This space will now show the daily status of the emergency warming centers. If it has not been updated, please call the status line at 303.605.8919 to hear the most recent information available.
There will be NO Emergency Warming Center tonight, Thursday Nov 8, 2012
If you are interested in volunteering with BOHO during the 2012/2013 season you are invited to attend the BOHO Volunteer Training.
Where: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Parish Hall
When: Thursday, November 15th, 7:30-9pm
Some of the topics we will be covering will be our new Volunteer Policy, the role of BOHO volunteers, a typical evening and morning schedule, expectations of and recommendations for volunteers at an Emergency Warming Center, and other volunteer opportunities within BOHO.
We are looking forward to a great season this year and the work each one of us will do in helping to create the beautiful community that is BOHO.
Please forward this information on to anyone else you know of that is interested in volunteering with BOHO this season.
We’ll see you next Thursday!
BOHO Volunteer Coordinator
The Board of Directors for BOHO have accepted the resignations of Anne Doyle and Bill Sweeney from the Board. Anne and Bill have been impactful members of the board, each contributing to the growth and evolution of the organization. The board and staff of BOHO thank them for their service to the organization.
On Wednesday, September 19, the Board of BOHO elected Mike Homner to be a director. Mike has volunteered with BOHO for over a year serving on the Development Team and working with various special projects, including the acquisition of a truck. His “passion and compassion” serve as an inspiration to many. Mike’s varied life experiences will be a great asset to BOHO.
Mike stated that he hopes to focus his contributions with BOHO on, “keeping our core mission in the forefront, providing a warm, safe place for those who don’t have a home to sleep; doing our best to understand the communities needs and fulfilling them, never leaving one anyone behind in the cold.” Mike reminds us “everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect no matter what part of the socially economic ladder they may be at the moment.”
Mike’s professional experience as a business owner and his work history with a variety of fortune 100 companies will be a great addition to BOHO in establishing partnerships.
And yet, while Mike is dedicated to the mission of BOHO and works diligently to support those in need, he says other aspects of his life offer great opportunities (and challenges!): “Definitely the hardest, most exhausting, but yet the most fulfilling job I ever had was being a father. I’ve spent many days and long nights doing what every parent does, worry.”
The BOHO community is happy to welcome Mike into this new role. Thanks, Mike!
Ken Miller has stepped down from the board of BOHO in order to spend more time with his main focus, Project Revive. One of BOHO’s original directors, Ken has a long-term perspective and an eye for future directions that will be sorely missed.
Ken’s work to bring all sectors of Boulder together to address the issues of homelessness has been a model for building community. One stellar example of Ken’s gifts, began with Project Revive’s initiative to invite volunteers to clean up Boulder Creek. Most poignant was the work of the volunteers who were homeless; they got sponsors for their efforts raising money for those in need in other countries. After the Creek clean up David and Elle Page were inspired to create the book Until They Have Faces, with portraits and stories of our homeless neighbors. In part because of Ken’s support, the book was designed to be a fundraiser for BOHO and Bridge House. And if serving as the catalyst for the project wasn’t enough, Ken coordinated the fantastic book launch event! This is just one example of Ken’s reach into the community to bring together diverse groups for a common goal.
Thank you, Ken, for your considerable support of BOHO. We have all benefited from your vision of community.
On Wednesday, August 22, Kym Dray and Bill Sweeney, both members of the BOHO board, participated in a panel discussion of homelessness with the Social Action committee of Congregation Bonai Shalom. Bridge House and Congregation Har HaShem were also represented on the panel. Please read more about the discussion here.
On May 30, the Board of Directors announced that Nancy Brinks has been elected chair of the Board of Directors. Ms Brinks has been a member of the board since August, 2011 and is a member of the BOHO Executive Committee and leads the BOHO Development Committee. Ms Brinks said “I am honored to serve BOHO in this capacity and look forward to a year of continued development of programs and services offered by BOHO.”
BOHO thanks William Sweeney, member of the BOHO board, BOHO Treasurer and BOHO Executive Committee member who has been acting in the role of interim Chair of BOHO since March 2012.
A service will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. on Lindesfarne Green at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 2425 Colorado Avenue, to remember the three members of our community who died in the past weeks. Deacon Don Burt and Joy Eckstine will provide readings and music. All who would like to bring a remembrance or to support one another are invited. Please let others know.