It’s hard to believe all the services Shade Tree offers to the ladies. When I think of shelter, I imagine cots lined up on the floor and people sitting around just to get off of the sidewalk. I volunteered for about a month for school and I have learned that this place is so much more. Shade Tree is not just a shelter. It is a place to get what you need to start again. They have a variety of services available. When you are hungry, you are fed. And not just soup and sandwiches. You can have cereal and milk for breakfast or oatmeal and coffee. I was there during lunch time and saw once they served pizza and another time they had turkey. If you want to take classes to learn about finances they have a bank come in to teach it, if you want to exercise they have yoga (Yoga at a homeless shelter is amazing!), you want to learn computers, they have a class for that. If you want to get a job, they have a program to help you do that, too. It seems as if anything you might need to help you get back on your feet, Shade Tree has is for you. In regards to one of the other comments, while I volunteered there I did see one altercation between some of the ladies there and I think the staff handled it well (I couldn’t do there job) but I would think that when you get that many people living in the same place together stuff like that is bound to happen once in a while.
Why would they Shade Tree have a half way house they own but the director Marlene lets her daughter live there and pull an income from Shad Tree. Should be called the Shady Tree for everything odd going on there.
This place id horrible they call CPS on my sister because she is not stupid and she made complaints on them because they violated her religious civil and human rights. We are gling to hire an attorney to come after Shade Tree because of this matter this is the most corrupted place a woman can stay with her children they are deceitful and scandless this the worst place to stay in. They will lie to cover their tracks i dong trust the executor or the social workers there Angela Schi and other social workers are lying and they use the law and lies to get to people that complains about the abuse. Dont give them money or stay there. Lawsuit coming soon for them. They will soon see and im going to make it go viral
This is a horrible place to stay they have denied children food they give gify cards with no money on them they gave a 11 yr old girl provocative clothing to wear to school they have violated so many rights that we are looking to sue them for it. They have kept mail and sent it back while she was staying there they have withheld insurance cards from a mother who had a sick child rules only apply to certain people she never received her birth certificate after being thete for 90 days and you suppose to get in 2 weeks they have also kept mail for to long that she lost her child care and she lost her job. My niece and nephew are stressed out to thr point that they need cancelling after the things they have been through.. We are going file civil rights law suit against Shade Tree homeless shelter they are pathetic and racist. I wouldn't recommend anyone to stay there.
This place is the worse place ever. The people are rude they eant give you your mail. They say they will help you get your birth certificate they never will or medical cards. My sister kids need to go to Dr the state says they sent card over a month ago and she never recieved it. They also said they were going to help her get her birth certificate so she can get her I.D it never happened. She was written because my nephew blanket was hanging off bed she asked for copy if right up and they wouldn't give her one. This place is the worst i tried to contact the director they never called
She says there is a lot of illegal activity and drugs in that shelter. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone..
Recently within the new year I had an opportunity to work with Shade Tree, I found some of the workers very personable and a great help, polite, nice, and everything you would expect. As far as the Shade Tree director goes I found her not helpful and quite rude. I think because there was no television spot in it for her she could have cared less.
We are a Ministry that would love to reach out specifically to abused women and children and thought this would be a perfect place to donate both our time and resources, but the Director for Shade Tree by the name Brandi mentioned that they cannot have any religion or christian group come in. We are not a religious group, we just want to show love to these people who are hurting, lost and needy in terms of giving our time and their material needs. So i am in doubt if all of the recipient are actually getting much needed help emotionally, economically, mentally and spiritually. And are the donations being accounted for???
A wonderful and much needed charity that provides vital support and care to the women, children..and pets who seek it's help in their most depserate times.
I was very moved after my visit to Shade Tree as the support and care this shelter offers women and their families really is life changing. All credit to the team that work so hard to make this such a positive and supportive environment to be in.
Shade Tree truly understands what drives women to stay in these situations and by allowing them to bring their pets, which can often be a reason for them to stay, enables them to escape their home life without fear of consequence. The work they do is amazing.