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“It really creates a community that has depths becuse it crosses our communities,” says Daphne DeLeon, a parishioner at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community Church, who came up with the idea that relies entirely on church volunteers.
“If we don’t have volunteers, we’re not able to offer this service to our community. We have more than 100 volunteers,
” says DeLeon.
With an average of 20 people staying each night at the shelter so far this season, this operation has provided another option to Friends In Service Helping, also known as FISH, which has limited beds. And while Carson City’s homeless population is significantly smaller than Reno’s (Deacon LaGier says he estimates there are about 150 on the streets at night in Carson City), advocates in the homeless in Reno are watching closely. The temporary overflow shelter for the homeless that just opened in downtown Reno last week also using volunteers from different churches to staff it. And the folks running the shelter at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Community Church plan to meet with officials from ACTIONN (Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada) next month.