Letter from Executive Director Jonathan Anderson

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June 24, 2015

that the local Dental Society funds and operates a free and fully functional dental clinic here at the Mission? They’re amazing!! In 2014 they provided care to nearly 300 people who otherwise could not afford it.


June 17, 2015

the Mission will allow guests to extend stays and remain on campus during extreme weather. As you can imagine that happens quite a bit during Redding’s hot summers. We encourage volunteers to come spend some time just building friendships with our guests. To many of them, it means so much just to have a friendly person to talk to. If you’re not on our volunteer team, you can apply at https://gnrm.org/get-involved/volunteer-application.


June 10, 2015

that the Mission has strict accountability policies limiting stays to 30 days with exceptions for those who enroll in one or more of our self-improvement programs or have other extenuating circumstances. We believe the community is best served by GNRM acting as an emergency shelter to our most desperate neighbors and that becoming a long term “flop house” would prevent our ability to do so. ‪#‎gnrmfacts‬


June 3, 2015

GNRM is on Twitter? Check us out at @GoodNewsRedding. ‪#‎gnrmfacts‬


May 27, 2015

that our “Guests Giving Back” program is an opportunity for guests of the Mission to give back to the community through volunteer service projects. Here’s one such project they recently helped with. #gnrmfacts
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May 13, 2015

that since it launched in December, the Mission’s “Journey Home” project has helped more than 50 people relocate out of the area to be reunited with family, friends or other systems of support. Just one more way your donations help “break the cycle of poverty.”


May 6, 2015

The Mission does NOT advertise it’s services. While we can accommodate overflow, we are already at capacity on most days and have been for over 50 years. GNRM does advertise and use Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) to highlight our fundraising events, urgent needs and positive testimonies. The local TV Market includes both Redding and Chico, so people in this area may see our ads and PSA’s onKRCR News Channel 7, Action News Now and other stations in this DMA. On radio, our ads and PSA’s only run on stations based in the Redding area, but may be heard in outlying areas reached by their signal. If you have more questions, please feel free to contact us at 530-242-5920.


April 27, 2015

The Mission has never operated a needle exchange program. Someone shared that rumor with us a few weeks ago. PLEASE SHARE and help us pass along the truth


April 15, 2015

The Mission does not accept government funds – or any funds for that matter – that restrict our ability to achieve our Mission. So, I guess you can thank us for that big refund this year!  What?! No refund? Don’t blame us, we didn’t take it. In fact, donations to the Mission are tax deductible up to full extent allowed by law.


April 8, 2015

that if you see someone panhandling, or engaged in destructive or illegal activity – like shoplifting – and you think may be staying at the Mission – you can snap a picture and send it to the Redding Merchants Crime Watch and/or GNRM? If they have or are currently receiving services here – we’ll tag their record and address it with them personally. If found to be true, they will be held accountable, and could even lose services.


April 1, 2015

DID YOU KNOW…that of the Mission helped over 120 people transition from homelessness to permanent housing last year? THAT IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS JOKE! That’s the truth!


March 25, 2015

The Mission requires random drug testing of it’s guests in our addiction recovery program? Accountability is one of the keys to breaking the cycles of poverty, addiction and homelessness.


March 19, 2015

The Mission does NOT hand out tents, tarps or sleeping bags. We’ve heard that rumor being passed around town. We believe that would perpetuate the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Instead,everything we do is designed to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Please share this post and the information with everyone you know.


March 11, 2015

DID YOU KNOW…that the Mission, with funding assistance from Dignity Health, has improved our mental health assessment process in the last 3 years. And, in the last year we opened a counseling center where we helped over 160 of our neighbors overcome mental health issues.


March 4, 2015

DID YOU KNOW…that more than 50 homeless women and children currently sleep on mats on the floor of our women’s shelter each night? That is why GNRM plans to renovate our House of Hope to provide more bed space to homeless women and children.



February 25, 2015

DID YOU KNOW…that more than 50 of our guests have entered college in the last 2 years? We received an update from 7 of them just this month. All have GPA’s of 3.0 or better. For more information or to find out how you can become a part of this work, contact our Academic Director, Cherish Pust.



February 23, 2015

that the Mission provides a very simple tool for you to use with anyone you perceive as having a need, with panhandlers and to help distinguish between those who want help and those that don’t. It’s a “meal ticket” you can hand someone instead of cash. You can print a whole sheet at the following link: https://gnrm.org/files/meal-tickets.pdf.


February 18, 2015

DID YOU KNOW…Since 2009 the Mission has served over 1,000,000 meals to our neighbors in need?