Jonathan Carter knows first-hand what it’s like to be homeless, and that’s why he volunteers regularly with The Gentry House to help fight homelessness in his community. Jonathan has spent countless hours working at fundraising events, spending time mentoring Gentry House clients, and even helping with maintenance of the transitional shelter. This photo shows Jonathan volunteering at an awareness campaign where he spent eight hours in a box to demonstrate what many homeless individuals face every hour of every day. This event and volunteers like Jonathan help shed light on the growing issue of homelessness in the community.
The Gentry House shows compassion to the homeless and low-income members of Calloway County by providing transitional housing, outreach services, prevention education and emergency assistance. The Gentry House connects each client to individual, supportive coaching to help address the root causes of homelessness and provide a path to long-term stability and success.