We are proud to announce that we will begin delivering Kare Packages to La Posada in mid-December.

 

I met on Tuesday with the leadership team at La Posada, a family emergency shelter in Toledo, Ohio. The organization has the capacity to house up to 9 families and 48 people at any given time. At first look, the shelter did not seem capable of housing more than a few families, if that. I was told this is a common misconception. After a brief tour, it was clear that the shelter was much larger than it appeared. 

 

Direcly from the Catholic Charities website:

 

"La Posada Family Emergency Shelter offers temporary housing and supportive services to homeless families of all faiths and backgrounds in the Toledo area. Direct services through La Posada include shelter, food, clothing, personal hygiene products and case management.

 

Catholic Charities’ staff empower families to achieve self-sufficiency through programs that help them identify goals and build on their strengths to attain them. By providing shelter, supportive resources and linking people to resources in the community, Catholic Charities helps vulnerable families achieve stable housing and become self-sufficient.

 

Since its opening 30 years ago, La Posada has provided shelter to more than 2,000 families."

 

On average, the homeless shelter houses families for about two to three months and sees about 100 to 150 children per year through their services. Among other services, the La Posada team hosts holiday celebrations and other events throughout the year for the families that reside there. The team here at Joyful Smiles looks forward to working with our new partner to share joy thru faith, one smile at a time!

 

Click the link if you want to learn more about La Posada Family Emergency Shelter.

 

*A special thanks to Daniel with Catholic Charities for connecting us with La Posada!

 

Nickolas Dietrich, Vice President

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