Listen to the stories from homeless people, people serving the homeless community, officials charged with finding solutions to homelessness, and concerned citizens of Nevada County, California. We believe that listening may shift some perceptions and inspire you to take compassionate action.
A Spiritual Warrior Committed to Serving Homeless People
Janice O’Brien, Founder of Sierra Roots
Janice O’Brien, tireless servant to homeless people, shares how this path chose her. She vulnerably tells us the tragic story of her homeless son and daughter-in-law, and how she became close to the chronically homeless in Nevada County while helping her son. She continues her fascinating story of how and why she learned to treat ALL people
with utmost dignity.
Coming Together to Help Homeless Families
Joyce Rasmussen, Concerned Citizen
Longtime volunteer with Family Promise in Sacramento, Joyce Rasmussen, a concerned citizen of Nevada County, California, shares her experience and what she learned from helping make a difference in the lives of homeless families.
View From A Home-Free Man Living in the Woods
Living through a cold wet winter, Robert is doing what he can to support the Sierra Roots vision of permanent housing in a supportive village. The greatest pain associated with being homeless?
Isolation and loneliness.