Breaking the cycle of homelessness.
While this event is lighthearted, the reason for it is not. Every single night of the year, our 200-bed residential facility is at capacity. The need for Center services is greater than ever.
The Center for the Homeless began 21 years ago, when a local hotel that more than 100 impoverished citizens called home burned to the ground in the middle of winter. Our community came together in an incredible way. Within one week, 17 busloads of resources and hundreds of willing volunteers were available to help.
Today, the Center has served more than 44,000 men, women and children, not only by providing them with a meal and a warm bed for the night, but also by linking them up with the programs, agencies and people who can help them break the cycle of homelessness. Events like the Dancing with Our Stars Miracle Auction are extremely important to our mission. More than 85 percent of our funding comes from private donations. It takes a community to break the cycle of homelessness. Please join us.