Wy'east Update

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It’s been a whirlwind of a couple weeks here for us at Do Good!

As of July 1st, we took over the running of the Wy’east Shelter on SE 122nd Street. We’ve gone from having 40 participants to over 110 participants and from an overnight shelter to a 24/7 shelter. It’s been a big change.

Here are a few words from Daniel, our Director of Shelter Operations:

 

Things at Wy'east are going great! We are all moved in and making Wy'east a proper Do Good shelter. We recently received a pool table and a fridge from a generous donor and have been receiving other donations regularly through out the week.

Starting Monday July 22nd we will be taking referrals which we prioritize Veterans and those over 55 years of age, our referral number is on our website as well as a form you can fill out to refer an individual. Thank you everyone for the continued support, it's an exciting time here at Do Good and especially here at Wy'east!

 
 

Thus far, our current participants have been able to settle in well and we’ve had very few minor issues. 3 participants have moved on to permanent housing in the past couple weeks, and we’re all very excited to start case management with each of the participants here in an effort to get them into housing situations.

The Day Room where participants can hang out, grab food, do laundry, play games, watch movies - generally a place to hang out.

The Day Room where participants can hang out, grab food, do laundry, play games, watch movies - generally a place to hang out.

Our lobby area with Marcus entertaining participants with some Beatles on the mandolin.

Our lobby area with Marcus entertaining participants with some Beatles on the mandolin.

Not quite put back together all the way, but our new pool table at the Shelter

Not quite put back together all the way, but our new pool table at the Shelter

Space for participants to connect with Community Partners and their staff case managers

Space for participants to connect with Community Partners and their staff case managers

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