Carpenters Shelter/David's Place

Tags: Neighborhoods, Del Ray, North Ridge/Rosemont, Old Town, Carpenters Shelter, computers, David's Place, get out and give back, Jane Hess Collins

David's Place clients can use the computer room to keep up with news and look for work.

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m hanging out at David’s Place, the day shelter component of the Carpenter’s Shelter. It’s rainy and unseasonably cold, and about 12 men are sitting in the small lounge watching “The Fighter.” Two women come in and out during my 3 ½ hour stay here. That morning another homeless woman checked in with them. She has served in Iraq.

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Jane Hess Collins lives in Alexandria, and she helps and encourages people to give back through her volunteering, writing, speaking, coaching and workshops. You can follow her other Get Out and Give Back volunteer stories on Facebook, Twitter and her website. If you’d like her to volunteer with your organization, contact her here.

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