The DCS Trio! Stacy Peck, Tyler Trowbridge and Wendy Botts
Aunt Bonnie gave Wendy this beautiful corsage in memory of Jordan
All our amazing volunteers helping set up for our 1st PBP distribution!
PBP supply stations set up and ready to go!
Tyler passing out backpacks on Thanksgiving
Lots and lots of purple backpacks
Stacy taking charge like a boss!
Some of the amazing stylists from SalonRe donating their time at Heartside Ministries for haircuts
In memory of Jordan Blaauw
Tyler in his element!
Emily with some amazing donations she collected!
Grant Christian Schools!!!
Emily & Stacy interviewing about Emily’s amazing sock drive!
Stacy organizing recipients and volunteers
Tyler manned the tent set-up for those who do not sleep in shelters during the winter. He wanted to make sure those who do sleep outside during the winter were prepared and safe!
Elaina helping unload supplies
Wendy with her “little” brother
Getting tents set-up
Chef Jenna from Amore made an amazing meal for those in need!
The clean-up crew!
Tyler killing it live on Fox!
Lots of socks!
Lots of Purple Backpacks!
The first tent of supplies ready to be passed out!
Kristen volunteering in memory of her precious Harper & Elaina volunteering in memory of her brother Jordan
The DCS team had a great time talking with Rebecca Russell of Fox17 about our Purple Backpack Project! The story (pending any breaking news) will air tonight at 10pm! #purple4jordan #purplebackpackproject #dirtcitysanctuary
Surprise Purple Backpack Project donation today from my friend Laura Williams! Thank you!!
And Meredith Laraway made an already good day, great 😭❤️ #purple4jordan #dirtcitysanctuary
Shoutout to Kellogs for supporting our Purple Backpack Project with hundreds of their Special K protein meal bars! Thank you! Special thank you to Melissa Zeman-Green for making it happen! ❤️
Tyler’s dream of being interviewed by Brian Sterling came true!
Advanced Oral Team PBP
PBP Collection Box
PBP Donation Cans
PBP First Donation Arrivals
Laura Carroll went on a massive shopping spree for PBP
The owners of B&G gave Laura Carroll a 40% for PBP
50 sleeping bags donated by Praxis delivered!
Our core PBP item!
PBP Memorial Window Decals
Thank you Nathan Malinowski
First aid kits donated by Pete & Laura Carroll
Praxis donated 50 sleeping bags!
Barbara Glashouwer was our generous donor of 25 hats!
Emily Conner is a DCS hero!
Gardner Family dropping off donations!
Gardner Family Annual Christmas Party! DCS was chosen as on of their charities to support!
Our vision at DCS is to end the cycle of substance use disorder and homelessness with a mission to create a community housing project focused on loving, honest and individualized care and support for those facing substance use disorder and homelessness. Our goal is to provide long term housing, therapy, support, employment that focuses on giving back to the community, optional education and training experiences, and opportunities to connect with and build relationships with members of the outside community. Support will continue once individuals move on from DCS in order to facilitate a smooth transition from the cycle of substance use disorder and poverty to becoming a healthy and contributing member of society.