“Keep Coming Back. It Works, If You Work It”

Posted on Nov 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

On September 21, 2016, sixty-five year old Richard Howington moved into a one-bedroom apartment on West East Avenue. Six months earlier to the day he was admitted to Torres Shelter for a second time feeling that he was lost in his life: “When I first was here my future looked like a television screen that […]

“Change is mandatory. Growth is optional.”

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

“Change is mandatory. Growth is optional.” This is a bumper sticker that stuck with me. Part of my job as Executive Director is to give presentations around our community about the Shelter and our services. One of the questions I am most frequently asked is some variation of “Do you really see people change when […]

Staff Spotlight

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

Hello, my name is Louise and I am one of two Service Coordinators working at the Torres Shelter. Having worked at the Shelter for 11 years, I have held every job position at the Shelter, except for Executive Director.  I have to say my current position is my most rewarding. As a Service Coordinator, my job […]

Q&A with Board Chair Rich Ober

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

Q: How are you involved with the shelter? How long? A: I am currently Chair of the Torres Board of Directors. I’ve been on the board for a little less than two years (joined in December of 2014) and have been Chair since last October. I’ve also been part of a meal provider group, a […]

We Want to Help Too!

Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

When Amy told her two children, Lily and Micah, that they were coming to the Shelter to make a donation, they both insisted on raiding their piggy banks to help. Thank you so much Amy, Micah and Lily

Erika’s Birthday Presents

Posted on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized
Erika’s Birthday Presents

Talk about an awesome young lady. Erika, who recently celebrated her 10th birthday, ask that her friends make a donation to the shelter in lieu of presents. Thank you to Erika, her parents Keiko and Roger, and all her friends for their thoughts and donations.