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A warm room

I am thankful that I have the privilege to work with Dr. Marissa Muscat and the Tahoe Center for the Homeless team. I can not imagine a better group of volunteers to work with. I am also thankful for some of the wonderful guests we host at the warm room.

Homelessness is not only a problem in Tahoe, but everywhere, for several different reasons. Circumstances such as loss of job, foreclosure, domestic abuse, a job not paying enough to afford housing and medical bills, etc. The warm room is here to help our guests get the help they need to get back on their feet. We provide a warm, safe place to sleep, something to eat, friendship and support.

I am also thankful to live in a community that provides support through tragedy and triumph. Let’s continue to be a community that supports everyone. We certainly couldn’t do it without everyone involved.

It brings me great joy to see the successes of our guests from our first season, some of whom have gotten a job and an affordable place to live. Let’s keep lifting each other up and helping where we can. “A chain is only as strong as the weakest link.” Don’t be the weakest link.

Thank you TCH!

Jenny Kossman

TCH volunteer, South Lake Tahoe

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