Taking it to the Next Level

Taking it to the Next Level

The OCP Blog Taking It to the Next Level OCP has once again entered the world of social entrepreneurship with our Box Lunch Catering Business, Friday Lunch Restaurant, and soon-to-come Pesto Micro-Industry – creating competitive products at reasonable prices in...
Art Classes at OCP!

Art Classes at OCP!

The OCP Blog Art Classes at OCP! In Ron’s last blog post, he quoted Bessel Van Der Kolk who says that the natural state of the self is “confident, curious and calm.” When people have experienced some form of severe trauma, their natural is state of being is no...
Featured Volunteer of the Month: Tamara Jo Robinson

Featured Volunteer of the Month: Tamara Jo Robinson

The OCP Blog As a recent member of the OCP management team, I was asked to start a new tradition of choosing a volunteer and elaborating on their unique value to the OCP community. For March, I would like to introduce you to Tamara Jo Robinson, beginning with a poem...
A Farewell From Alex

A Farewell From Alex

The OCP Blog A Farewell From Alex In the winter of 2010, in the middle of a nine month backpacking journey from Maine to Missouri, I was picked up by a kind stranger on Route 11 near New Market. I jumped in the back of his pickup and he dropped me off at the front...
Ron’s Insight: Confident, Curious, and Calm

Ron’s Insight: Confident, Curious, and Calm

The OCP Blog Ron’s Insight: Confident, Curious, and Calm A large majority of the folks who have come through the doors of OCP over the years who are struggling with homelessness have been victims of unspeakable abuse and neglect, inflicted upon them as children....