As more and more information has been shared through our public health agencies and government officials, it has has become apparent that the Refuge must suspend all operations until further notice. It kills me to make this decision and, if there were some other way, I would do everything to keep the Refuge open and operational. Even before the recent shelter in place directive, the 65 and older directive had already begun to decimate our pool of available volunteers to staff each shift.
Sending you back into the elements is unthinkable and, yet, here we are. It may feel like cold comfort, but we will continue to support you however we can during this very difficult time.
Please reach out to us with ways that we can help you, and we will do what we can to help you weather this public health crisis.
All contact information can easily be accessed at https://www.livermorehomelessrefuge.org/
As things change on the ground that allow us to be open again, we will mobilize and have things up and running in no time.
John Bost, President and Volunteer
Livermore Homeless Refuge
Donations can also be made out to
Livermore Homeless Refuge, and sent to:
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1020 Mocho St. Livermore, CA, 94550
WHO WE ARE
A Distinct Identity
The Livermore Homeless Refuge (LHR) was created to provide a warm, safe, clean environment for the homeless to stay overnight. LHR does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.
LHR's current funding comes from individuals, faith-based communities, and the general public. At this time LHR does not receive funding from local, county, state or federal government sources.
The Refuge serves residents of Livermore, Pleasanton, and Dublin. Please consult your local community resources to find social services in your area.
WHAT WE DO
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.
At Livermore Homeless Refuge, we partner with local churches to provide a clean, dry, warm and safe refuge for people who need a place to stay. We provide dinner and breakfast, a sleeping mat, and a sleeping bag. The Refuge opens when the weather is forecasted to be at 45 degrees or less or there is a 20% chance of rain or greater.
With this initiative, our goal is two-fold: 1)to promote great opportunities for people to move toward self-sufficiency; and 2) to promote great opportunities for people to serve those in need. We believe that part of what unites a community is the capacity to see the humanity in one another.