MONTHLY BITES

Project Homeless Connect – October 2012

On Friday, September 28th 2012 Downtown Daily Bread joined 60 other social service providers in the Harrisburg community for Project Homeless Connect (PHC) at the Farm Show Complex. Project Homeless Connect has been operating  for the past several years to provide a centralized location where individuals who are literally or imminently homeless can speak with […]

October 30, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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Success for the Mentally Ill – September 2012

David* is a 38 year old male with a history of mental illness.  He was raised in the Harrisburg area with his two brothers and one sister in a single-parent family. His father left the family when the client was four years old.  David grew up apart from other children his age, choosing a secluded […]

October 2, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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A Day in the Life of a Counselor – August 2012

My day started at 7:30am when I arrived at Downtown Daily Bread to meet the Barton sisters who were coming in to cut our clients hair. Unfortunately, they were not here so I called the YWCA transportation and was waiting for them to get back to me when, all of a sudden, the doorbell rang. […]

October 2, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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Finding Hope In A Tough Situation – July 2012

It was about six months ago when a young lady name Jennifer came into my office crying. She said due to a break-up her and her little girl were left homeless. She needed a place to get her mail and a place to leave phone messages for jobs. She had to send her daughter to […]

July 25, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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A Huge Thank You! – June 2012

DDB sends a huge thank you to Thomas Clark- Jones for his “orchestration” of the Annual DDB Benefit Concert. It was a lovely event which made $822 to support the soup kitchen. A huge thanks also goes to our performers, Pine Street’s own Jonathan Hays and his accompanist Jeremy Gill. The talents of these two […]

July 23, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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What Can We Do? How Can We Help? – May 2012

I am often asked these two questions. When they relate to DDB, the answer can be short and easy, “write a check, donate goods, or volunteer.” I might add that a mere $2 donation would pay for a meal for a hungry person or that a donation of clothing or personal hygiene items would help […]

July 23, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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A Client Story – April 2012

Her name is Lori. She lived in a beautiful home on the West Shore with her husband and little girl. She never thought she would be in this kind of situation… “Homeless.” Her husband started using drugs and drinking more than usual, and that is when the abuse started. As time went on, the abuse […]

July 23, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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A Day In The Life – March 2012

You can walk into Downtown Daily Bread almost any day between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and find and identify what you would call “homeless” men and women. These homeless individuals may be living on the street, in a shelter, in a relative’s basement, in a friend’s spare room, an abandoned building or a room […]

July 23, 2012 in Monthly Bites by

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  • Kitchen is open for lunch from 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Volunteers should expect to stay from 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • For drop off: Cook is in the kitchen from (M-F) 7:30am-3:00pm (Sat, Sun) 8:00am-3:00pm
  • Chris Patrick and Cynthia Swanson Office Hours (M-F) 8:00am-3:00pm

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Downtown Daily Bread

234 South Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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