Dear TRENDS Diary -
The mission of the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless is to create avenues to stable housing for our community’s homeless adults, from a foundation of supportive and safe shelter. COVID-19 has challenged us to reexamine what it means to offer safe shelter. Are those experiencing homelessness safer living outside, or under our roof in a communal living configuration? What can we do to make the Shelter as safe as possible? What will we do if there is an outbreak of the virus in our building? How can we keep Shelter staff safe?
We are still learning the answers to these questions, but here is what we know today.
Our community is generous. Whether it is donating homemade masks, volunteering or sending financial contributions, our community has really stepped up during this crisis.
Our residents are resilient. Adding a virus outbreak to the considerable challenges of experiencing homelessness has not stopped our residents from their amazing ability to meet each day with optimism.