Emergency Shelter Success Story Hopes to Give Back

The Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky on Scott Boulevard in Covington has been open for the winter season for one month and has already provided shelter, food, and clothing for 119 adults. According to the shelter, some guests stay for just one night while others will remain for two weeks or even the full four weeks. Recently, one such guest sent an email to Rachael Winters, director of the shelter, demonstrating a success and a willingness to return the favor to others (Name has been changed):

"Hey! Remember me, David W. I was in Bed, #35 for a couple of weeks. I really did appreciate all that the Shelter did. It help me to get resettled. As of today, life is totally back to normal and I am back on the routine I was doing before the nightmare I went through happened. Thanks to many nice people, including people from Catholic Charities and my new landlord, I feel normal again. I made a promise to myself, I would give something back to the Shelter. I have a very flexible schedule and can do virtually everything you need me to do. I am kinda anxious to help and very able and willing. Hope to hear from you soon."
Recently, the building that house the Emergency Shelter was sold as part of the Gateway Community & Technical College expansion of its urban campus. There are no details yet on what is next for the shelter. If you are interested in volunteering time or donating good to the shelter, visit its website or Facebook page.