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I put up a flyer with information about a private cold weather shelter a few minutes ago, but on further inspection, it was from 2009.  So I’ve deleted it.  (This post is just to prevent any conspiracy theories that might otherwise take place.)

If you need shelter and have not found the county’s health and human services department useful, you might try calling (707) 442-7465 and see if anyone at that number can provide help.

  1. Jason
    December 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

    We are all going to burn in Hell, so it’s go head and commit suicide. Its all right.

  2. A pesky fact
    December 13, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Was 9/11 was an inside job by the BushCheneyObamaClinton cabal? now Obama is president– why is he still covering it up?

    Im just asking questions. And I question the timing of Mitch’s conspiracy theory denial.

  3. December 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    pesky, you are being …..

  4. December 13, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Mitch, The flier is still relevant to today. I think it is a good idea to keep it posted up. The only thing that is different is that the particular garage space that my friends shared was used in that way in 2009. Everything else, including the offer to assist anyone who is willing, remains accurate.

  5. December 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Verbena, I think that’s got to be very good to know, for someone.

    Maybe you could post the information, since I think Mitch is not looking as often at the moment?

  6. December 16, 2012 at 12:51 am

     EMERGENCY- Freezing weather and people with no shelter. Cold weather, especially over an extended period of time, takes a heavy toll on the health and well-being of the most vulnerable members in our community.Recently, a small household in Eureka, made its garage available as a safe sleeping space for people with no shelter. The household and a group of friends (many PEOPLE PROJECT folks) organized the space in response to the dangerous weather and police conditions on the street. It was actually quite simple. Prior to opening the safe sleeping space, we discussed how we thought it would work best. One of the things decided beforehand was that we would make the space available for 11 nights (December 21-31), and would be explicit about that time frame, so that people sleeping there could depend on a stable schedule.At this time, opening your home or some covered space is imperative. We were so grateful for the garage, and all went well. Being only a temporary situation, we are reaching out to you, asking you to open your garage, yard, or big room for whatever time you decide is possible. We imagine a rotating emergency sleeping space. We have found that when a community cooperates and shares in the protection of its most vulnerable members, the result is a vital sense of security experienced by all.The people who recently shared their garage and those of us who supported and helped coordinate that emergency shelter space are available to talk with you about our experiences. We are eager to assist you in many ways if you are able to open up a sleeping space.Ways we can assist you include: collecting floor padding, blankets, sleepware, and other necessary warm things (the garage just used had a cement floor); driving folks who need a ride to and from the space; and being present in the sleeping space overnight. The volunteer-run PARC (Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community) in Old Town Eureka fully supports the creation of temporary or permanent dignified community sleeping spaces. PARC is available, for any set-up you may provide, as a phone contact, a donation drop-off, and a dedicated resource for people offering or utilizing a safe shelter. Please Call PARC: (707) 442-7465 1 People can and do freeze to death in cold or wet or windy weather.. here we have all three at once. And the police continue to harass people and ruin their gear in the rain and cold. Please call and/or email if you want to talk about opening a space up yourself. It is freezing at night, and we can make a way through these hard times together. Please Call PARC: (707) 442-7465 The following are the guidelines that were posted on the inside of the garage. You may have some different ideas for your place. We believe that emphasizing honor, dignity, and relationship makes for a truly “safe space.”   \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ WELCOME /////////////////////////// This is a hate-free space. that means… NO racism, sexism, homophobia, etc * please no physical or verbal violence * smaller room is for women only * bigger room is for all To protect this safe sleeping space… – no drinking alcohol or doing drugs (including pot) here – use lights, not candles – every night, come through front house door when you first arrive; then use the front gate to go in/out. – use bathroom in the house (walk in back door, then to right) – quiet after 9pm, and during cigarette breaks You are welcome to sleep here… – every night through the night of Dec 31st. – Please come in no earlier than 6pm and no later than 10:30pm -mornings, out by 9am please Please do not leave your belongings here, as no-one is here to protect them Please communicate theses guide-lines with newcomers If you need anything, please feel free to ask. \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\///////////////////////////////////////////   2

  7. December 16, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Here is an easier version to read:

    EMERGENCY- Freezing weather and people with no shelter.

    Cold weather, especially over an extended period of time, takes a heavy toll on the health and well-being of the most vulnerable members in our community.

    Recently, a small household in Eureka, made its garage available as a safe sleeping space for people with no shelter. The household and a group of friends (many PEOPLE PROJECT folks) organized the space in response to the dangerous weather and police conditions on the street. It was actually quite simple. Prior to opening the safe sleeping space, we discussed how we thought it would work best. One of the things decided beforehand was that we would make the space available for 11 nights (December 21-31), and would be explicit about that time frame, so that people sleeping there could depend on a stable schedule.

    At this time, opening your home or some covered space is imperative. We were so grateful for the garage, and all went well. Being only a temporary situation, we are reaching out to you, asking you to open your garage, yard, or big room for whatever time you decide is possible.
    We imagine a rotating emergency sleeping space.

    We have found that when a community cooperates and shares in the protection of its most vulnerable members, the result is a vital sense of security experienced by all.

    The people who recently shared their garage and those of us who supported and helped coordinate that emergency shelter space are available to talk with you about our experiences. We are eager to assist you in many ways if you are able to open up a sleeping space.

    Ways we can assist you include: collecting floor padding, blankets, sleepware, and other necessary warm things (the garage just used had a cement floor); driving folks who need a ride to and from the space; and being present in the sleeping space overnight. The volunteer-run PARC (Peoples’ Action for Rights and Community) in Old Town Eureka fully supports the creation of temporary or permanent dignified community sleeping spaces. PARC is available, for any set-up you may provide, as a phone contact, a donation drop-off, and a dedicated resource for people offering or utilizing a safe shelter.

    Please Call PARC: (707) 442-7465

    People can and do freeze to death in cold or wet or windy weather.. here we have all three at once. And the police continue to harass people and ruin their gear in the rain and cold. Please call and/or email if you want to talk about opening a space up yourself. It is freezing at night, and we can make a way through these hard times together.

    Please Call PARC: (707) 442-7465
    The following are the guidelines that were posted on the inside of the garage. You may have some different ideas for your place. We believe that emphasizing honor, dignity, and relationship makes for a truly “safe space.”

    \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ WELCOME ///////////////////////////

    This is a hate-free space. that means…
    NO racism, sexism, homophobia, etc
    * please no physical or verbal violence
    * smaller room is for women only
    * bigger room is for all

    To protect this safe sleeping space…
    – no drinking alcohol or doing drugs (including pot) here
    – use lights, not candles
    – every night, come through front house door when you first arrive;
    then use the front gate to go in/out.
    – use bathroom in the house (walk in back door, then to right)
    – quiet after 9pm, and during cigarette breaks

    You are welcome to sleep here…
    – every night through the night of Dec 31st.
    – Please come in no earlier than 6pm and no later than 10:30pm
    -mornings, out by 9am please

    Please do not leave your belongings here,
    as no-one is here to protect them

    Please communicate theses guide-lines with newcomers

    If you need anything, please feel free to ask.

  8. Steve
    December 16, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Scum, all scum of the earth following Verbena. I hope you freeze, btch.

  9. Anonymous
    December 16, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Luke 4:16-19 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

    ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’

  10. Anonymous
    December 16, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Matthew 25:34-36 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”

  11. Anonymous
    December 16, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Mark 10:21-22 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

  12. Just Watchin
    December 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    A dickhead like anonymous quoting scripture…….are you kidding me ? LMFAO!

  13. Just Wankin
    December 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Just Wankin’s back to his 12-year old text speak again. OMG! LOL!

  14. December 19, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Hey Mitch,
    If you repost it then people don’t have to read through all the crap (comments) to see the suggestions for people to set up safe sleeping spaces. It is important NOW as it is freezing. Please repost it so people will see it.

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