Today was really nice at The Palms. The new manager, Amanda and Bill have made some wonderful changes in the facility. It was cleaner and more open. We served in the library which is very comfortable surrounded by books and a great bar that made serving very easy. We set up the clothing in the hall outside of the library.
Thanks to everyone for providing so much food. As always everybody appreciated the meal. Also a special thanks to Susan Miller and Susan Perry for bringing and arranging the clothes
There were so many great items. wonderful socks, sweaters and jackets. Interestingly many more women at the Palms so all the women’s clothes were a real plus.
Also thanks to Judi for sending the toilet paper which is apparently like gold.
Thanks to everyone for all your help. You all are very special and I want you to know how much I appreciate your dedication to the SAC and Tikun Olam. Lyla

Supporting shelter: a letter to the press Democrat

EDITOR: For the past six years, Congregation Beth Ami’s Social Action Committee has been serving home-cooked meals to more than 100 residents of the Palms Inn shelter in Santa Rosa. We also provided individually packed meals during the pandemic. Our team has enjoyed returning ever since. The staff and residents have always been appreciative and look forward to our arrival. In all the time that we have served dinner, we have always felt safe and welcome.

During our visits we often have interesting conversations with the residents, who are clients of Catholic Charities as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. Catholic Charities’ mission inspires their team to show love to those who have otherwise been forgotten; this is exactly what they are doing at the Palms Inn.

The residents have experienced challenges in their lives, many of which have been improved by having housing at this site. I have been touched by their stories. They are part of our community and shouldn’t be left behind. It is vital that people join hands to continue supporting the Palms Inn and the people who call it home.


Santa Rosa