CC Homeless Shelter celebrates 30 years


By Tom Barr - tbarr@wnewsj.com



CCHS volunteer Greg Prindle leads a tour of the facilities on Saturday, including in one of the children’s rooms. For more photos of the event and of the facilities, see wnewsj.com.

CCHS volunteer Greg Prindle leads a tour of the facilities on Saturday, including in one of the children’s rooms. For more photos of the event and of the facilities, see wnewsj.com.


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From left are CCHS Director Denise Stryker, Sherry Stuckert representing U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, and CCHS board member Pastor Dan Mayo, who served as emcee of the celebration ceremony.


Tom Barr | News Journal

The two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children.


Tom Barr | News Journal

The two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children.


Tom Barr | News Journal

The two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children.


Tom Barr | News Journal

Attendees at the open house and celebration Saturday.


Tom Barr | News Journal

From left are Clinton County Homeless Shelter Director Denise Stryker and Sherry Stuckert, representing U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers. Wilmington Councilman Jonathan McKay also spoke on behalf of the city.


Tom Barr | News Journal

WILMINGTON — There’s no place like home, and for 30 years now the Clinton County Homeless Shelter has provided an emergency home for up to 38 men, women and children each night.

Community members and officials gathered on Saturday morning at the facilities on Gallup Street to celebrate those 30 years at a formal ceremony, and volunteers also provided tours at the open house.

Beginning operations in 1988, the Clinton County Homeless Shelter was the first emergency shelter to open in a rural Ohio community. Today it provides emergency shelter for It provides approximately 150 meals and snacks a day for those who call the shelter home.

The shelter also offers assistance 24 hours a day for anyone in need of food, clothing and household items.

Funding for the shelter includes and depends upon donations from fundraisers, individuals, churches and businesses.

The shelter’s mission is to provide emergency shelter, compassionate care and support to the homeless and underprivileged remembering that each resident is a person of worth regardless of age, creed, race, sex or personality.

They strive to encourage and offer basic tools and resources to those we work with as they regain their independence and dignity as the shelter helps them find safe and affordable housing.

For more information, please contact the shelter at 937-382-6272.

CCHS volunteer Greg Prindle leads a tour of the facilities on Saturday, including in one of the children’s rooms. For more photos of the event and of the facilities, see wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/07/web1_DSC_0923.jpgCCHS volunteer Greg Prindle leads a tour of the facilities on Saturday, including in one of the children’s rooms. For more photos of the event and of the facilities, see wnewsj.com. Tom Barr | News Journal

From left are CCHS Director Denise Stryker, Sherry Stuckert representing U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, and CCHS board member Pastor Dan Mayo, who served as emcee of the celebration ceremony.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/07/web1_DSC_0930.jpgFrom left are CCHS Director Denise Stryker, Sherry Stuckert representing U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers, and CCHS board member Pastor Dan Mayo, who served as emcee of the celebration ceremony. Tom Barr | News Journal

The two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/07/web1_DSC_0921.jpgThe two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children. Tom Barr | News Journal

The two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/07/web1_DSC_0919.jpgThe two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children. Tom Barr | News Journal

The two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/07/web1_DSC_0920.jpgThe two facilities, one for men and one for women, that comprise the Clinton County Homeless Shelter offer clean, comfortable, modern accommodations for adults as well as children. Tom Barr | News Journal

Attendees at the open house and celebration Saturday.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/07/web1_DSC_0927.jpgAttendees at the open house and celebration Saturday. Tom Barr | News Journal

From left are Clinton County Homeless Shelter Director Denise Stryker and Sherry Stuckert, representing U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers. Wilmington Councilman Jonathan McKay also spoke on behalf of the city.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/07/web1_DSC_0928.jpgFrom left are Clinton County Homeless Shelter Director Denise Stryker and Sherry Stuckert, representing U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers. Wilmington Councilman Jonathan McKay also spoke on behalf of the city. Tom Barr | News Journal

By Tom Barr

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