Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To serve our neighbors in need with love and acceptance, joining them on their journey toward self-sufficiency.
At Dimitri House, we continue to honor our roots. We remember those who got us started in the early 1980s by providing nutritious meals, warm hospitality, and loving acceptance to the poor and homeless of Rochester.
In February 2000, we received independent status as a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Today, we help our clients on their journeys towards self-sufficiency by offering many programs including a men's winter shelter, a food pantry, and a drop-in program where clients can access services to help them address challenges they are facing.
We have two full-time employees, one part-time employee, a volunteer Board of Directors, and over 100 other volunteers. Our annual budget is approximately $160,000. Our support comes from grants, fundraisers, donations, and United Way.
We keep it simple. We don't do it all but what we do, we do well.