Bernie Evans pursues stained glass to encourage community creativity By Paige Bennett New Beginnings Bernie & Max Stained Glass is a studio in Chillicothe, run by former factory worker-turned-artist Bernie Evans. During a medical leave from his 28-year career at the local paper mill, Evans found a passion […]
Because Jackson County lacks a homeless shelter, JCHC provides transitional housing for people who qualify. One plot of land was donated earlier this year by the Jackson Area Festivals and Events Committee to use for transitional housing, and JCHC partnered with Sojourners Youth build, a development program out of McArthur for Appalachian youth, to build a two-bedroom house to be finished by the end of the year on another of JCHC’s two lots.
describing the efforts of JCHC in battling homelessness, Fain talks about people banding together to put forth a collective effort. The committee is a nonprofit organization, run from funds donated by community members. All of the board members are volunteers. People go in for three hours a day to answer phones. This community assistance keeps JCHC running,building not only finances but also morale.