The Poverello Center staff work hard to ensure our shelter is as safe as possible for everyone we serve. The Poverello Center safely and professionally serves individuals who are in crisis every single day. We have strong policies and procedures, and the staff receives regular training so that we can respond quickly with compassion and care when a crisis impacts our guests.
Poverello Center staff have worked closely with the police during their investigation including providing all requested surveillance camera footage.
The staff of the Poverello Center is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our guests. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
This most recent death exposes a sad truth; people experiencing homelessness are the victims of crimes at a much higher rate then the rest of our community. Continuing our ongoing efforts to make sure everyone has a home is a key part of making sure our whole community is safer for everyone.
Because this is an active investigation, the Poverello Center will have no other comment at this time.