Community Resource Center a Place to Call Home
Dawn Hodson, Mt Democrat, June 20, 2012Most people would drive right past the Community Resource Center (CRC) and never notice it because it's in such a plain, nondescript building.
But for many homeless men, women and children, it is the closest thing they have to a home.
Run by Rene Evans, the Director of CRC, along with volunteers, many of whom are or were homeless themselves, the agency has been in operation since July of 2010.
According to Evans, 275 people regularly use the center and over the past two years they have had 9,000 visits from those needing help.
Services at the center include the use of computers to prepare resumes and do job searches, mail and phone privileges, assistance in applying for help from other agencies, bus passes, laundry facilities, AA meetings, bathrooms, a library, individual lockers, volunteer-provided transportation to appointments and/or school and a place to shower. Last year alone 800 showers were provided to people.
Evans describes CRC as a triage location for at-risk and ...