A shelter for homeless women and their children is being planned in Fort Dodge by a new organization. Vaala said the only restriction is women who are registered sex offenders, but that the organization would attempt to help those people in other ways.
Michael Pettengill, also of Fort Dodge and president of the board, said not everyone meets the criteria for some of the existing shelters in the area. Pettengill said the shelter will not accept men because the Beacon of Hope already serves that demographic.
The shelter will cover a six-county area: According to Pettengill, the Lotus board has identified a building it wants to buy, but still needs a 20 percent down payment. The Lotus Community Project is in the process of obtaining its c 3 designation.
In the meantime, the organization is partnering with St. Morgan, another board member, said she recently witnessed women who were struggling in Fort Dodge.
Two elderly women, absolutely homeless. It would have been nice to take them to a shelter. Job training, learning to manage finances, and mental health care will be areas of focus for the shelter, according to Pettengill.
Christine Timmerman, vice president of the board, said the goal is to help homeless women re-enter society with the tools they need. Maybe a garden or job training.Ladies Wants Hot Sex NC Clarendon 28432
Maybe college students who would build or maintain certain projects. For more information or to donate, find Lotus Community Project on Facebook or contact Ashley Vaala at or by email avaala lotuscommunityproject. The presence of tents filled with fireworks for sale will once again be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council A Fort Dodge woman is recovering after her face, shoulder, and hands were allegedly set on fire Women in Fort Dodge want sex a blow torch Ashley Vaala, of Fort Dodge, executive director, said the shelter will be open to any woman.
But before the shelter can open, additional funds are needed, Vaala said. Families with children make up 61 percent of all homeless households in Iowa, she said.