Gardner Family Annual Christmas Party! DCS was chosen as on of their charities to support!
Gardner Family dropping off donations!
Emily Conner is a DCS hero!
Barbara Glashouwer was our generous donor of 25 hats!
Praxis donated 50 sleeping bags!
First aid kits donated by Pete & Laura Carroll
Thank you Nathan Malinowski
PBP Memorial Window Decals
Our core PBP item!
50 sleeping bags donated by Praxis delivered!
The owners of B&G gave Laura Carroll a 40% for PBP
Laura Carroll went on a massive shopping spree for PBP
PBP First Donation Arrivals
PBP Donation Cans
PBP Collection Box
Advanced Oral Team PBP
Tyler’s dream of being interviewed by Brian Sterling came true!
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! ❤️
And Meredith Laraway made an already good day, great 😭❤️ #purple4jordan #dirtcitysanctuary
Surprise Purple Backpack Project donation today from my friend Laura Williams! Thank you!!
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
Kristen volunteering in memory of her precious Harper & Elaina volunteering in memory of her brother Jordan
The first tent of supplies ready to be passed out!
Lots of Purple Backpacks!
Lots of socks!
Tyler killing it live on Fox!
The clean-up crew!
Chef Jenna from Amore made an amazing meal for those in need!
Getting tents set-up
Wendy with her “little” brother
Elaina helping unload supplies
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!
Stacy organizing recipients and volunteers
Emily & Stacy interviewing about Emily’s amazing sock drive!
Grant Christian Schools!!!
Emily with some amazing donations she collected!
Tyler in his element!
In memory of Jordan Blaauw
Some of the amazing stylists from SalonRe donating their time at Heartside Ministries for haircuts
Stacy taking charge like a boss!
Lots and lots of purple backpacks
Tyler passing out backpacks on Thanksgiving
PBP supply stations set up and ready to go!
All our amazing volunteers helping set up for our 1st PBP distribution!
Aunt Bonnie gave Wendy this beautiful corsage in memory of Jordan
The DCS Trio! Stacy Peck, Tyler Trowbridge and Wendy Botts
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.