Fort Lewis College ENGR-315 study of homeless shelters due Tuesday, April 24, 2018

We’ve waited patiently for the Engineering Design Report by Fort Lewis College Eng4r-315 of homeless shelters and the HHi House. Stay tuned for a summary of the study held during Spring 2018. Disassembled components of HHi House built by engineering design students is waiting for a site Insulated panels were fabricated by the junior class of Fort Lewis College engineering design students under the tutelage … Continue reading Fort Lewis College ENGR-315 study of homeless shelters due Tuesday, April 24, 2018

CCO packing up the disassembled HHi House by FLC Students

Saturday, April 21, 2018 – The Fort Lewis College Engineering Design & Practice class disassembled the HHi House. Betty and Norbert Schwartz with Loretta Meushaw, Steve Baukat and Donna Mae started early to pack up components of the HHi House onto a friend’s trailer and Durango Christian Church suburban. Components are being relocated to the Baukat’s property where it will be stored. We hope that … Continue reading CCO packing up the disassembled HHi House by FLC Students

What is Homelessness?

Simply put—Homelessness describes a condition in which a person is without housing. CCO has learned to use a kinder phrase for people living on the streets or in makeshift camps. We use the phrase “people who are experiencing homelessness” — they are not “homeless people”. A person who is without shelter or unhoused may be temporarily or chronically experiencing homelessness. Researchers say people become homeless … Continue reading What is Homelessness?

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Spring 2018 homeless shelter study course at Fort Lewis College

Updated Read More On November 13, 2017, Community Compassion Outreach Program (CCOP) of Durango Christian Church met with Professor Don May of the Engineering Department at Fort Lewis College (FLC) in Durango, Colorado. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the details of the Humanitarian House International “HHI House” for the Homeless. The HHI House is one of two or three best designs of … Continue reading Spring 2018 homeless shelter study course at Fort Lewis College

Day Work for the Homeless

Give Us Dirty Work began in August 2017. Since then, employers in our program have given jobs to over twelve (12) individuals. Jobs ranged from digging post holes to working in a restaurant kitchen. An article on this project appeared in the Durango Herald on September 16, 2017. “Give Us Dirty Work offers the homeless employment” by Mary Shinn. “Employers agree to pay a worker directly for … Continue reading Day Work for the Homeless

Unconventional & transitional tiny shelters for people in poverty and homelessness

Community Compassion Outreach, Inc., will model a Village for the Homeless in La Plata County — similar to the Beloved Community Village in Denver. The HHi House is an example of a tiny home/shelter. April 20th, we will know if the HHi House is an acceptable shelter model. Beloved Community Village Developed by Denver Homeless Out Loud (advisory members and potential village residents) Amended and … Continue reading Unconventional & transitional tiny shelters for people in poverty and homelessness