The passion of the Shepherd's Table volunteer, donor and staff member is clearly visible in our day to day operation. For 28 years we have never missed a day of service, ensuring that women and men without homes are well served 365 days a year. This dedication to service changes lives. For one of our former clients, that faithfulness in giving was instrumental in changing his life. He knew that each and everyday he could come to Shepherd's Table receive a hot nutritious dinner meal and clothing. He could talk with a members of our staff and receive the direction and resources which he needed. He knew that he was valued as a human being not because of his circumstances but because he was a beautiful caring person. Despite an ever present mental illness and other obstacles he was able to obtain permanent housing, secure two part time jobs and function indepently in the community. Today he returns just to visit and to let us know how he is doing. For this former clients and thousands of others throughout the years Shepherd's Table has been and continues to be an oasis of hope, a place of deep caring and compassion, a place fo service, knowledge and encouragement. For men and women experiencing homelessness, our presence is essential for their life today and for the hope for a better life tomorrow. Every person who gives ensures that life is better today and gives the gift of hope for today and for the future!