Suzi DeFosset

Another View: Unity needed to address homelessness – not criticism of The Gathering Inn

I was extremely dismayed upon reading the April 8 Journal article bearing the headline: “Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs ‘major changes.’ Roseville-based shel ...

Homeless study: Gathering Inn needs “major changes”

Many of The Gathering Inn’s ways of helping the homeless need to be overhauled, a new report states. The report, by a San Antonio, Texas consulting firm, states that the Ros ...

Another View: All can win in quest to aid homeless

If there is any issue most people in the greater Auburn area can agree on, it is the need to do something about the homeless situation. Business owners are adamant that people sl ...

Another View: Barracks could keep homeless warm

Right Hand Auburn, Inc. is an organization whose immediate mission is to utilize the minimum security jail barracks on a temporary basis in order to address the critical homeless s ...

Laura’s Law now part of Placer County mental health tool chest

Laura’s Law has arrived in Placer County. The Placer County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Tuesday authorizing implementation of assisted out-patient treatment fo ...

Gathering Inn searching for home for homeless program after fire guts Auburn house

The Gathering Inn is in need of a new home to rent after fire gutted the Auburn house the non-profit has used for five years to temporarily locate homeless men and women with medic ...

Auburn’s fledgling anti-panhandling campaign spreading

The city of Auburn effort to discourage panhandling by convincing people not to give is spreading to North Auburn. Business employees like Garret Jensen of Rock Creek Plaza’ ...

Council votes to delay decision on emergency shelter

Amid heavy opposition and several strong opinions, the Auburn City Council, on a majority vote, decided to go back to the drawing board and look at other possible op ...

Auburn police campaign against panhandling starts next week

The “panhandling solutions pocket guide” will be making its way into the community next week as the Auburn Police Department begins its campaign to help prevent local p ...

Reader Input: Mental health facilities needed

Re: “County homeless shelter overflowing,” Journal, Sept. 13. I suppose this article was written to convince the citizens of Auburn that we need to have a homeless sh ...

Placer County homeless shelter overflowing

A Roseville-based homeless shelter is reporting unseasonably high demand for beds this summer, turning away more than a dozen people some nights and anticipating even higher demand ...

Raeder input: Thank you for believing

An $80,000 deficit took its toll on The Gathering Inn last summer. For six weeks the door to showers, clean clothes and nightly shelter was closed. The community felt the impact: ...

Our View: Last-minute approach to shelter issue leaves no winners

We’ve all procrastinated doing something in our lives — going to the see the dentist, getting a school project done, or finally cleaning the house. It’s all wel ...

Our View: There can be no greater gift than that of health

Access to affordable health care in this country can be a challenge – even for those us of with means. That’s why we’re glad to see that there’s an option c ...

Gathering Inn board member to be featured in service video

David Larson has served for less than a year as a board member for The Gathering Inn, but in that time has proven himself as an advocate for the homeless, according to Executive Di ...