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July 16, 2018 | Vol. 1, Ed. 14


Beat the Heat! | July 15

As the dog days of summer arrive, Iowa’s heat index and humidity rise and so too do the expenses. The Beat the Heat Splash campaign presented by MidWestOne Bank, our Sizzling Hot premier sponsor, is dedicated to providing summer programming for clients to pay for the rising cost of air-conditioning and water utilities, pool passes, and other summer activities. 

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Fresh Starts | High-quality Cleaning for a Better Quality of Life

Fresh Starts is a professional cleaning and janitorial service that offers full-service cleaning through a professionally trained, fully supervised janitorial cleaning crew. Contracting with Fresh Starts gives you reliable, competitively-priced cleaning and the opportunity to employ individuals working to rebuild their lives who are participating in our permanent supportive housing program.

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The Criminalization of Homelessness | An Explainer

Every day, law enforcement officers across the country issue tickets to those experiencing homelessness as they engage in basic, life-sustaining behaviors, like sleeping on the streets or cooking a meal in public on a griddle. Prosecutors then frequently charge those individuals with crimes. By relying upon law enforcement to address an issue that should more appropriately be considered as falling within the domain of public health, communities are expending a tremendous amount of public money unnecessarily and ineffectively, and exacerbating the underlying causes of homelessness.

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  • July 15: Beat the Heat Splash.  Donate during July & receive a Yotopia BUY ONE, GET ONE coupon
  • Sundays in July: Brunch @ Brix. 10am - 2pm 10% of all food and retail sales will benefit Shelter House
  • July 22: Brush & Barrel Community Give Back. $10 from every registration is being donated to Shelter House
  • August 15: BBQ Bash. Tickets available for purchase online

Shelter House
PO Box 3146
Iowa City, Iowa 52244-3146
(319) 351-0326



About Shelter House
Much more than a roof and a bed. Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. We focus on programs and support services including housing, employment, and mental health that help hundreds of men, women, and children each year to get back on their feet. For more information, visit www.shelterhouseiowa.org


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