Gentry House

Society
3:45 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Next Week is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week in Calloway County

Kim Mason and Dr. Robert Lyons of The Gentry House in Murray

Thanksgiving is around the corner and is a time to reflect on good fortune, friends and family. Some good fortunes can be taken for granted: a roof over your head, food in the refrigerator, a job that pays a fair wage. The Gentry House in Murray helps homeless families with children who may have suffered from domestic violence or lost jobs. It's a transitional shelter where people can stay for up to 90 days. During this time, they'll get help finding a job, pursuing educational routes and permanent housing.

On Sounds Good, we speak with Gentry House director Kim Mason, and the president of its board of directors, Dr. Robert Lyons of Murray State's College of Education and Health Services.

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Government
11:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Murray City Council Talks Changes to City Gov't, Gentry House

The Murray City Council is debating reducing the council's size, meeting load and number of committees.

City administrator Matt Mattingly prompted a lengthy discussion among council members at Thursday night's meeting after putting forth a proposal to reduce standing committees -  and cut city council meetings to one per month – in order to make the city more efficient.

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Government
4:26 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Gentry House Board Still Plans to Close Jan. 31 Due to Lack of Funds, Director

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Murray’s Gentry House Board still plans to close the non-profit emergency family shelter on Jan. 31 after a special called board meeting today.

The meeting followed yesterday’s Murray city council meeting where Councilman Robert Billington made a proposal to place the shelter under the purview of Murray’s Housing Authority, which currently pays $28,000 in-lieu-of tax to the city.

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Government
9:45 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Murray City Council Mulls Approaches to Keeping Gentry House Open

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The Murray City Council is asking the board of a non-profit that provides homeless housing to rescind its decision to close at the end of January.

The Gentry House, which houses four homeless families, decided to close last year due to lack of funding and staffing difficulties - four executive directors in six years.

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Society
1:30 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Gentry House Continues Searching for Funding to Stay Open

Board members of Murray’s Gentry House are working to keep the Murray non-profit housing for homeless families open past its Jan. 31 closing date.

Volunteer director Melinda Johnson says the board met with members of the Murray Human Rights Commission Thursday to further discuss the non-profit’s needs and possible long-term funding options.

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Government
12:29 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Gentry House Plans to Close Next Year, But Will Discuss Suggested Funding Options

A Murray non-profit that provides housing for homeless families with children plans to close January 31.

Gentry House board members met with Murray’s Human Rights Commission Monday to discuss funding options that could keep the housing non-profit open. Volunteer director and board member Melinda Johnson says the meeting was an opportunity to clarify the difficulties it’s facing.

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Society
2:48 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party

Mike Wilson and Emily Kohl of the Gentry House in Murray stop by our studio on Sounds Good to speak with Kate Lochte about the first-annual community Derby Party: Run for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th at the Murray Banquet Center. The event starts at 2 p.m. and the race begins at 5:24 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gentry House in Murray. The Gentry House is a homeless/emergency shelter that acts as a safe haven for families with children in Murray and Calloway County. Click here for more about the Gentry House