Through The Noise
July 30, 2015
Shannon Steene of Carpenter’s Shelter and “Powered by Community”
Through the Noise #89
Shannon Steene // Executive Director // Carpenter’s Shelter
Today we sit down with Shannon Steene of Carpenter’s Shelter and discuss causes of and solutions to homelessness and the concept of “powered by community.” Like many organizations servicing those on the edge of poverty or homeless, Carpenter’s Shelter relies heavily on a vast network of volunteers which fill a number of essential roles including security and cooking and serving three meals a day, 365 days a year. The organization works to end the “band-aid” phase by empowering people with the skills necessary to return to permanent housing and a firm place in the community.
Shannon Steene is the Executive Director of Carpenter’s Shelter in the City of Alexandria, Virginia. He brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to his role, having worked at local, regional and national nonprofits.
The Carpenter’s Shelter offers Alexandria’s homeless the shelter and support to stabilize and transition back into independent living in the community.