The Villagomez family with Santa. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Nonprofit and Santa help children in need

Over 900 presents collected by My Father’s House will brighten kids’ Christmas season.

Food Angels handing out food. Photo by Robert Eliason.


My Father’s House volunteers bring holiday food and good cheer

The Food Angels truck takes to the streets, providing food for those in need.

Linda Lampe, owner of outreach center My Father’s House and pastor with Hollister Community Outreach, prepares food for Hollister homeless. File photo by John Chadwell.


Outreach to homeless residents continues during COVID-19

Facilities change standard procedures to provide care for San Benito County’s transient population.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Thanksgiving gatherings to feed those in need

Several Hollister organizations hosting holiday celebrations for residents and guests.

Linda and Pat Lampe cutting the ribbon in front of Worth Saving Thrift Store. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

Worth Saving has grand opening

Hollister thrift store supports local low-income residents and homeless.

Brad Barbeau, executive director of the Institute for Innovation & Economic Development, addresses the crowd the 2019 Startup Challenge. Photo by Matt Koller.

Business / Economy

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay awards $60,000 in prize money to winners

Three San Benito County businesses take part in finals, but none placed in their divisions.

Tractor with bucket set down near three transient camps. Staff photo.

Hollister city employee injured while clearing out homeless encampment

Oct. 4 incident occurred near railroad tracks by cannery.

Beds at the HOME Resource Center, the region's homeless shelter on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


More planned for H.O.M.E. Resource Center in Hollister

The county has secured a near $5 million grant for Phase Two of the homeless shelter.

Linda Lampe says she can feed 50 people with three chickens and some dumplings. Photos by John Chadwell.


Our Father’s House; helping the homeless, one person at a time

Linda Lampe has been helping the homeless in San Benito County for over 20 years, and her nonprofit Our Father's House gives them a place to find compassion and a way out of homelessness.


Government / Politics

Residents claim ‘My Father’s House’ is an illegal nuisance, ask council to take action

Church dubbed "a daycare center for the homeless" by some living near it

The entrance into My Father's House. Photo by Frank Perez.

Government / Politics

Local Couple Opens Drop-in Center for the County’s Homeless

On Oct. 10, Linda and Patrick Lampe opened My Father's House, a facility that provides the homeless with food, a hot shower, a fresh set of clothes, and more often than not, a compassionate ear over a hot cup of coffee