We have been remiss in posting photos lately, but we have been as busy as ever at RCI. Our Community Building Center will continue to operate through the summer, even as the overnight shelter and other winter services close for the season. We are working hard to raise the funds to increase the capacity of the Community Building Center, and the $100,000 that we need to launch the RCI Village.
With these big picture goals at the front our our minds, we are given daily reminders of why we are here in the first place. Recently, we were discussing an upcoming funeral service to occur at Ripple as part of one of our circle discussions. One of our community members tearfully thanked us for being present and caring in the community, "because I don't have family, but when I die, I know that you will be here to be my family. Thank you." Another young person told us, "being homeless is tough, but you guys are here for us, you make this tough situation a little easier to handle."