January 11, 2021
Throughout my time serving as Board President, it has become my personal mission to advocate for families experiencing homelessness across Rensselaer County; however, this was not always the case. It was only when I became involved with St. Paul’s Center that I started to truly understand what it means to experience homelessness. While the stigma surrounding homelessness often suggests that folks lose their housing due to laziness or poor budgeting, we see far more families coming into shelter after fleeing domestic violence, losing a job, living in substandard/uninhabitable housing, or natural disaster. One story that still comes to mind is Josie’s.
After losing her house in a fire, Josie was unable to find affordable housing due to the decreased housing stock in the Capital Region, and her family entered our emergency shelter.
St. Paul’s Center Holiday Season 2022
Thank you to everyone who adopted a family this holiday season! Our staff and families were blown away by all of the presents! A special thank you to the amazing volunteers who came in and threw a holiday party for all the mothers and children in our programs. This...
Salvage and Shine Partners with St. Paul’s Center
For Immediate Release Media Contacts: Alessandra Payne / Dinah Russell-Rose [email protected] / [email protected] Local Entrepreneurs Form Partnership to Sell Fundraiser Products for the Benefit of Saint Paul’s Center Shelter in...
Fall Festival with the Zonta Club!
When the weather gets too cold for the playground we have a fall festival! A special thanks to the Zonta Club for bringing all of our kids gifts and brand new books. This is the second event this year the Zonta Club held for our...