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Thank You to the Callahan Family for Your Generous Support!

Volunteer Mike Callahan and his family have provided agency employees with lunch two times a week throughout the partial shutdown (required due to the corona-virus crisis). The employees are helping to make certain agency clients receive a minimum level of service, including daily “to go” meals, cleaning supplies, and masks. The agency has also kept the Fellowship Inn open so our homeless clients have access to free showers and laundry facilities. We are so grateful to the Callahan family for their generosity and recognition of the sacrifices is staff is making to keep the agency at least partially open.

Shown: volunteer Mike Callahan (right) and Alan Thayer, Fellowship Place’s Food Service Coordinator are unloading Mike’s car.

April 2020 Edition of The Fellowship Place Beacon

The Beacon is a collection of writing from members in the Fellowship Place Writers Group, which purpose is to reaffirm the value of healthy self-expression in the written form.

The Beacon April 2020

Best wishes for a Happy Easter and Healthy Passover

Fellowship Place sends our clients, donors, and colleagues our very best wishes for a Happy Easter and Healthy Passover. As our normal routines evolve due to the Coronavirus crisis, Fellowship Place hopes you are well and staying positive. We will get through this!

A Message From Our Executive Director

As Executive Director of Fellowship Place, I have been amazed this week by the commitment to our agency’s mission and the hard work carried out by our staff. From Maintenance, Direct Services, Food Services to Admin Support, whether working on campus or remotely from home, our team has managed to carry out vital services to the individuals we serve and keep important business functions operating. Although we are not considered officially part of the healthcare system, Fellowship Place staff are making a huge contribution to the community by helping vulnerable clients with no natural supports get through these challenging and unprecedented times. My thanks go out to every employee. Be proud of your work and stay positive.

Thank you Kolmar Americas Inc. and American GreenFuels

Today was a wonderful day for Fellowship Place.  Kolmar Americas and American GreenFuels donated $10,000 to provide approximately 3,500 meals and food bags for distribution to individuals served by the agency for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis.  Many of the agency’s clients rely on the agency for at least 1-2 meals per day and for daily structure and support.  The current public health crisis we face is especially scary and disruptive to those with limited resources and few if any natural supports. Fellowship Place remains open for limited hours and is providing “to go” meals and access to other basic needs like showers and laundry for about 75 clients a day. Corporate partners like Kolmar Americas and American GreenFuels help make it all possible.

Fellowship Place Emergency Needs During Coronavirus Crisis

A number of Fellowship Place neighbors and supporters have asked how they can be helpful to our agency while we continue to provide critical services to the mentally ill in our community during this unprecedented crisis. Thanks to our dedicated staff, we are open for limited hours on campus to meet our clients’ basic needs and by telephone every day for reassurance and telephone counseling.

To keep up with the demand we are experiencing, Fellowship Place has an immediate need for the following items:

  • Non-perishable food items for emergency care packages:
    • Ready-to-eat canned food including meats, fruits, and vegetables
    • Can opener
    • Peanut butter & Jelly
    • Bread
    • Granola
    • Jerky
    • Ramen
    • Cereal
  • Hand sanitizer, which due to the demand is on back order.
  • Face masks. The agency has only 10 in stock and has been unable to secure any more.
  • Thermometers so that staff in the Fellowship Homeless Daytime Drop-in Center may take client temperatures as part of screening procedure, before clients are allowed to enter our facility.

Fellowship Place is committed to helping all agency clients navigate these challenging times. Any help the community can give us at this time in securing the above items is greatly appreciated. For more information contact:

Melissa Holroyd, Development Director, mholroyd@fellowshipplace.org
Or
Mary Guerrera, Executive Director, mguerrera@fellowshipplace.org

Stay positive and stay healthy.