Grassroots provides services for people in crisis and shelter for the homeless.
The Columbia Town Center Rotary presented $1,500 to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center at a recent meeting. Among those at the presentation were (from l.) Grassroots fundraising associate Cathy Smith, Columbia Town Center Rotary President Jan Cookson and Katie Dant of Grassroots.
Grassroots provides the county’s only emergency shelter and 24-hour crisis intervention services. Professional crisis counselors staff Grassroots’ 24-hour hotline; see walk-in clients in need of immediate counseling; and operate the Mobile Crisis Team, which responds with the police to community emergencies. Grassroots also manages the county’s emergency shelter for men, women and families who are homeless and serves as the single point of entry for the Coordinated System of Homeless Services. In addition, Grassroots operates the Day Resource Center in the Leola Dorsey Community Resource Center and manages the Cold Weather Shelter during the winter months. For information, visit www.grassrootscrisis.org