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
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.
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.
Daily notifications of the emergency warming center status will stop for the 2011-2012 season on April 30. If weather conditions necessitate opening a warming center, the notice will be posted in the usual places (e.g., the web site, Facebook, and on the phone status line–303.605.8919) but please note that the locations may be different from those during the regular season.
The Celebration on April 22 was a great event. It had good music, tasty food and noteworthy celebrities–all as promised. But it had something even better–it had community. Many organizations came together to make the day possible. Folks from every walk of life attended and took a moment to realize that we are all here, living and working together, caring about one another.
Many thanks to all who were present, to those who worked to make it possible and to the folks who shared their stories/photographs to be celebrated.
(Photos of the event are coming–stay tuned!)
Be sure the Community Celebration is on your calendar for Sunday, April 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Boulder (southwest corner of Broadway and Pine).
There will be lots going on and much to learn about our community–residents (those with and without homes), volunteers, leaders. It’s going to be a great opportunity to meet some new people, eat some good food and hear some great music–all for free!
Oh! And the book, Until They Have Faces, will be on sale too, along with other cool stuff.
Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow (BOHO) has today announced that Anne Doyle has stepped down from her position of Chair of the Board of Directors. Ms. Doyle has provided visionary leadership to BOHO in its first two years of full-scale operation. She will continue as a member of the BOHO board, as director of BOHO’s emerging program, Medical Respite Boulder (MRB), and as a member of BOHO’s Executive Committee.
Ms. Doyle said, “BOHO has achieved many goals in its first two years as it has become a sustainable, long-term source of care for Boulder’s homeless community. I look forward to leading MRB as it develops.”
BOHO also announces that William Sweeney, who is currently serving as a member of the BOHO board, as BOHO Treasurer, and as a member of BOHO’s Executive Committee, has been appointed as Chair for an interim term while a search is conducted for a long-term successor to Ms. Doyle.
Mr. Sweeney said, “I am honored to serve BOHO in this new capacity, leading BOHO through the remainder of the 2011-2012 Emergency Warming Center (EWC) season as well as the launch of the MRB program.”
BOHO also announces that BOHO directors Jacob Kuhns and Greg Wright, who had each served three-year terms since BOHO’s formation, have stepped down, and that Kym Dray has been appointed as a director of BOHO for a three-year term.
Ms. Dray said, “I hope to support the continuing development of BOHO’s EWC and MRB programs, which fill gaps in shelter and care for Boulder’s homeless community”.
For more information about MRB, providing “home care for those without a home” to Boulder’s homeless community, click here).
In case you missed the official book launch March 3rd at Cornerstone Community Center of Until They Have Faces there is still buy a book.
Until They Have Faces tells the individual stories of homeless individuals in our community and the stories of those who intersect with them through various programs and agencies in Boulder County. Each story was written by a different local author and the photographs were taken by David Page.
The book is $35 and all proceeds will go directly to BOHO and Bridge House .
You can come by Bridge House (1120 1/2 Pine Street, Boulder) and buy Until They Have Faces anytime between 10am and 3pm Monday – Friday .
Bridge House and BOHO would like to thank the sponsors of the book:
Rotary Club of Niwot
Norris and Teri Hermsmeyer
Boulder Valley Rotary Club
Boulder Valley Rotary Club Foundation
Engage Leadership, Inc.
The book launch of Until They Have Faces was amazing–lots of folks came out to honor those featured in the book and to support the organizations that serve our homeless neighbors. Many, many thanks to all who worked so diligently on the book and the event. (More photos and information will be forthcoming.)
If you would like to buy a book, please email info@BOHOcommunity.com with a request. The price is $35.
Here is a photo of the “BOHO artifacts” for emergency warming centers and Medical Respite Boulder.