A Second Chance for Raphael
Everything changed for Raphael this past year when he got divorced and lost his home. Raphael had never been homeless before and was nervous about staying at a shelter, but his anxiety was quickly alleviated by the warm welcome he received from staff, volunteers, and especially the other guests.

With the help of shelter staff and volunteers, it wasn’t long before Raphael was able to find a new job, and soon after, a new home.

Raphael refers to HHC as a place where one is given all the tools needed to get back on their feet. "You just have to believe in yourself," he says, "if I can do it, anyone can do it."
Partnerships That Work
At the Homeless Hospitality Center, we value our community partnerships, and we are always looking for more ways to work together with other agencies in the community.

WeWork2, the non-profit arm of Southeastern Employment Services , is a valuable community partnership that helps our guests find employment that will set them up for success in the long run. Staff members Janna Austin and Jim Malloy (pictured left) are at the shelter every week, meeting with guests and helping them match their individual interests and skills with current employment opportunities.

WeWork2 also provides follow up support to our guests, to make sure that they have everything they need to stay employed, gain independence, and achieve long term success.
National Voter Registration Day at HHC
Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. People struggling with homelessness are particularly at risk, and many don't even realize that they are eligible to vote.

This is why, on September 25th, the Homeless Hospitality Center will be observing National Voter Registration Day , a national movement that seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities and reach thousands of voters who may not register otherwise.

We will spend the day at HHC making sure that all of our guests who want to vote get registered. We will also make sure that everyone who registers knows where their polling place is and knows what kind of ID is needed when they go to vote. If you're near the shelter, stop by before 4:30 p.m. to learn more, chat with guests and enjoy a cookie. Our parking lot is located at 325 Huntington St.