I came to the Gathering Inn on January 22 of 2013. Homeless, jobless and with no hope they took me in. While my family and friends may have deserted me , they did not. Today I am preparing to leave. Back on my feet with a level of self esteem and hope I did not have when I came in.
I owe the gathering Inn an its staff my life. I would not have made it had it not been for them.
I have a question 80 percent of the guest are very sick at the gathering inn ,and yes the gathering inn guest are spreading ,a new flu and cold around ,we are ending up in Er with bronic infactions and pneumonia.fliid in the lungs no one is getting better only worse we are all given .paper work from the hospital when we are released that stated bed rest ,only and given medication that makes us sleep to get better ,But here is the problem ther is no place for bed rest at all we have to beg to lay down when we come home frome the hospital .and if we close are eyes in the center we are told to get out and we can not sleep in the center ,stupid i know how many of you that have a roof over your head ,lay dowm and rest ,and sleep when the hospital tells you to in order to get well .getting well is the best way to get the homeless back on there feet ,you can not get well not being able to lay down until 10pm at night and thats after standing in lines all day and check in and after doing your chore at night so have a place to stay that night ,after we finilly get to lay down we turn around get up at 5am and pack up are beding and change get on a bus then come back and stand out side in the freezing cold for a hour ,then well try to stay awake till 3pm and ,being sick as dogs throwing up in the bathroom all night long .thaen we kicked out of the center and stand out side again in the cold ,and sick for hour to chesck in and may be take a warm shower and get clean clothes on then told to stand out side for more hours in the cold waiting to eat dinner at 7 or 7:30 pm after dinner we clean and wait for a mat that dose nothing for you but make you even sicker your body hurts from the floor ,I do not under stand if you go to the gathering inn in aiburn thay let sick people rest and get well .so the sickness stops but in roseville you can clearly see that some of the people running the homeless are there for the pay check only ,and makes me mad with out the homeless there would be no pay chescks ,so why is it the the people at the homeless shelter ,treat us like we are not human only numbers that they can beet down I feel you you are going to do work for the homless ,care for the homeless we are human ,not low life people that are dum some of here got here from reasons that they do not under stand .i feel the people that run the gathering inn should be people that have walked in are shoes or live with us for one or two weeks to see what we need .not run dowm are selfasteam any more then it is ,I wish the people giving money to gathering inn would ask the homeless what we need and what we want and what would really help us not make it worse ,And i know on the week ends people hate seeing us walking around no place to go to the bathroom no place to stay so we try to find a place out of the cold and out of the ran ,thank god for the roseville liberay and thank god foe java jungle they give so much of there time to the homeless when we need it they have never let us stand out in the ran or in the freezing cold when its below 30 they have a heart is it so hard to work with the homeless .saying your doing work for homess with good in your heart and doing for the homess only for a pay check with a cold heart and only money on your mind working with homesss takes a person that cares for others not a person that only cares for them self this is to all that give money to the gathering inn .we all know there is two sides to every story ,so in telling the truth side for the people the homeless the women that are there because we left a bad home for safty and for the people that are there that lost are jobs ,due to all the cut backs and for thr people there that worked hard and had there backs give out and are waiting for ssi and every person there has paid in to ssi .there is more there then drugise and drinkers thank you ,if any one out there can understand what I am saying please come and talk to the homeless not the ones playing boss ,remember its because of the homeless that there is paychecks ,so lets get to the point we pay are bosses to work for us ,we have the right to speak up ,without homeless there would be no gathering inn ,and we the homeless can always start a shelter of are own
I was homeless 3 summers ago with my Dad, and spent 3 months at the Gathering inn. Staff were excellent, and the churches were very Loving. The Love of Christ, definately shines and brings many to Christ there. Praise God! I am now married with two kids and living in our house, working a Great job at Lowe's. All because I kept my Faith and Believed Mark 9:23 Hallelujah Thank You Jesus. ~Caleb Mothorn (916)200-6555
I was once a guest at The gathering.My first day I was scared and lost.sick and tired.My Boy friend and I had just lost our home,our car was stolen and we had no were to go.Our luck had turned, Though we did not know that at that time. We saw A flier on the wall at A food closet in Auburn.We were from Colfax, so Roseville was not A familiar place for us. I have never been so sure of anything else in my entire life as I am of the fact that My Lord and Savior intervened that day and brought us all the way from Colfax to The Gathering Inn in the big city. This place saved our lives.They offer so much more than just kind and caring staff.A place to shower and A change of clean clothing,A place to store a few of your belongings.I was Amazed at all of the resources they had to offer.1 of the services there was A drug and Alcohol class. We jumped on that.That brought us to A.A. we were able to find A Church near by, We also found out about A housing resource we were qualified to utilize.we were qualified because we wanted to get back on our feet and and get back into the regular everyday society.We thank the Good Lord every day for bringing us Not only closer to him but to leading us straight through the gates of The Gathering Inn.This place just didn't save our lives but many others also. We walked into this place early January 09. We have since moved into our own home after 9 months and continue to thrive upward on A daily bases.Our 2 feet firmly planted on the road to A much deserved and long awaited life. A life! A real and genuine life with God right there with us.Thank you so much Liz! you are my Eskimo...
My wife and I became homeless due to several bad choices in our lives. We turned to The Gathering Inn and when we did our lives changed forever. We not only were able to have food in our bellies and a dry place to sleep at night, we utilized the services they had to offer. I am PROUD to say with the help of the people at The Gathering my wife and I are 2 years sober this month, we also live in our home here in Roseville which is directly related to the help we received fro the ladies at TGI. GOD bless Liz, Suzi, Kym, and all the monitors for helping to save us from ourselves, we love you.
Tom Hart PROUD Client
I was absolutely terrified the day I went to The Gathering Inn. I had received the address from a referral on the phone. It was a Sunday afternoon, and I had no place to go.
A friend of mine dropped me off to the line standing in the alley of The Gathering Inn.
I waited in such fear of the unknown, but when I got up to the front of the line, there was a smiling face. I was given a number and was told I could come in and wait. From then, I made a friend who explained everything to me. We were to sleep in a church and would find out which one at 6pm. I was so very grateful for The Gathering Inn that night. Fortunately I made it into a transitional home the next day but I now find myself in a similar situation and I know should I become homeless, I know The Gathering Inn, with its clean bedding, good food and good people are out there. It helps in this time when I am desperate that I know at least I'd have somewhere to go.