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Divine Providence Shelter for the Elderly

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Shelter, Care, and Love

The improvement in care and the repairs and upgrades at the Divine Providence shelter continue at a remarkable pace. Throughout the past years we’ve witnessed the repair of the roof, windows, doors, walls, ceilings, floor, showers and bathrooms. Medical staff is on-duty 24/7. Volunteer nurses, students and people from the community all help.

The residents are engaged in games, entertained by music, and taken outside of the facility. On every one of our unscheduled visits we witnessed gentle and knowledgeable care. The board of directors, especially Tete and Brenda, are often at the shelter doing everything from pushing wheelchairs to pulling weeds. Every bit of work is inspected by these two ladies and little is left to chance. There are 24-people at the shelter. It is not unusual for Tete and Brenda to take a person in their 70s from the streets, alleys or some forgotten shack to the shelter.

We have witnessed the meals (always nutritious), entertainment (including a live music broadcast from a local radio station) and the care given by the medical staff.

There is still a lot of work to be done. The temperature was 103 degrees and there is no air conditioning. There is no escape from the heat. There is always the need to replace beds, chairs and a constant need for Depends. You can contact Mrs. Brenda Martinez at her email - brendamtz1801@gmail.com. Although Paper Houses cannot accept material donations, Mrs. Martinez has a system and a permit to cross items.

We have absolute confidence in the work at the Divine Providence Shelter and Mrs. Martinez and can help with receipts and verification that your support was spent wisely

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