18 May Brooklinen Bedding Donations Help Those Without Stable Housing
- Peekskill, NY
- Website: https://www.chhop.org/
- Donor: Brooklinen
Caring for the Hungry and Homeless of Peekskill, or “CHHOP,” runs its organization with the core belief that every person is entitled to safe and affordable housing and healthy, nutritious food. Staff and volunteers work hard to alleviate hunger and homelessness in Peekskill and its surrounding community by providing temporary housing, long-term housing, advocacy, and clinical and support services to veterans, domestic violence survivors, and chronically homeless men and women.
Carolyn* found herself facing eviction with nowhere to turn after her abusive partner stopped paying rent on their home without her knowledge. That’s when she arrived at Jan Peek House, CHHOP’s shelter. Carolyn had no idea what to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find a welcoming environment and a friendly, smiling staff. She bonded with other residents, staff, and the many volunteers who organized art and other activities at the housing shelter pre-pandemic.
As Carolyn began working with a therapist, she discovered her own inner strength and beauty. She gradually began opening up and trusting herself more. For many months, she searched for an affordable apartment before finding a one-bedroom in a quiet neighborhood. Deep faith anchored Carolyn and helped her maintain a positive mindset during those challenging months. After her experience, Carolyn has become a determined advocate who wants women to understand that they have great value and that being homeless is a temporary state — not who you are.
CHHOP collaborates with other local partners to provide housing, case management, domestic violence counseling, and support and specialized employment services, allowing people like Carolyn to persevere through difficult times and reach for a better life.
Through Good360 Community Redistribution Partner, United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Brooklinen bedding was sourced to furnish Jan Peek House, CHHOP’s shelter for adults experiencing homelessness. Cynthia B. Knox, Esq. CEO of CHHOP, explains, “Carolyn arrived at Jan Peek House at a very low point in her life, as do most of our clients. Providing simple things, such as high-quality bedding, to our clients sends an important message that people care about them. First-class linens make the shelter more comfortable and help clients get a good night‘s rest.”
Thank you to Good360, CHHOP, United Way of Westchester and Putnam, and Brooklinen for providing much-needed items and resources for individuals in need.
*Name changed for privacy