Acts of Kindness: Helping the homeless

The Jackson County Homeless Program relies on the partnership of local hotels to house individuals and families during freezing winter weather. Vick Patel, owner of Sylva Quality Inn hotel, has reserved a sizeable block of rooms each winter for the last three years and provides them at a special rate for this purpose. Vick has also hired several of the program’s clients, providing them with the opportunity to continue making progress through regular employment and self-sufficiency.

Robert Cochran, MSW,

Case Manager,

Jackson County Homeless Program