Summer Socks & Sandwiches

We had a great turnout for our fifth summer of Socks & Sandwiches! Each Thursday at noon, June-August, we meet homeless neighbors who camp in the woods, share meals, offer various items that help (like socks & hygiene products), and hand out trash bags so that folks can keep their campsites and woods clean.

With partners from the Forest Service, Fire Department, and CO Parks and Wildlife, we offer education on safe campfire management and how to deal with wildlife.

During the week and year when Socks isn’t happening, homeless and home free campers are always welcome to charge their phones at the northeast corner, fill up fresh water in the spigot inside the playground, and take a break at the picnic tables.

Check out the camping guide that we prepared with Peak to Peak Forest Watch and other members of the Nederland Interagency Council on Homeless Encampments.

     Camping and Where to Get Help Guide

Also you can follow along with the work of the Nederland Interagency Council on Homeless Encampments, at their website here: www.p2phhs.org/niche

More information in the Mountain Ear article about Summer Sandwiches & Socks, and an update here.