Carmen Vega COVID Journey April/May 2020

It was love that brought COVID-19 crashing down on Carmen Vega. It was caring that left her struggling for every breath. It was compassion that left her isolated from her family and frightened that she would not survive. “This is a very lonely illness,” said Vega, Shelter Coordinator for Lazarus House. “I was so scared. […]

Lazarus House Crossword Contest!

You could win a Coronavirus Essentials Pack! Keep busy during isolation while learning about how we serve our cherished Guests. Please click the buttons below to access the Lazarus House Crossword Contest rules, prize information, and printable puzzles! Color Crossword Grayscale Crossword

Finding the Light: Debt to Lazarus House Repaid

Jon Harkings spent many years living in the dark world of addiction, disease and loneliness. Heroin hooked him, his girlfriend abandoned him, and infection nearly killed him.  He has learned both the hardest and most-heartwarming lessons about life. “I have had to hunt through that darkness to find the light,” said Harkings, 40, who often […]

Frontline Workers Brave Risk to Keep Shelter Open

If gratitude can help calm fear, the frontline workers at the Lazarus House emergency Shelter are rewarded each day for the peril of leaving their homes. In the midst of the pandemic, they are anxiously trying to keep it open for the families and individuals for whom it is their only sanctuary. “The Guests at […]

Lazarus House Sewing Graduates Make Protective Masks

Lazarus House Sewing Graduates Pay it Forward Making Masks for the Coronavirus Frontline workers Students who have learned to sew in the Lazarus House training program have joined the effort, led by 10-year Lazarus House volunteer sewing teacher Bonnie Mahan, to produce face masks helpful in the protection from COVID-19. “I was just thinking it […]