How to Participate

As a grandparent, you can keep it simple and just make it a point to come to the Boardwalk on Commercial Street and enjoy the social scene or bring your favorite art project or board game.

Or you may choose to get more involved and deepen you commitment to The Grandmother Pledge.

If interested, a 90-minute Introduction to The Grandparent Pledge Workshop has been designed to give a comprehensive overview of the groundbreaking program. Participants interested in a deeper understanding of challenges on the streets of Nevada City and available solutions are invited to attend this free 90-minute workshop.


Introduction to The Grandmother Pledge Workshop COMPLETED!

Saturday, February 23rd,


Nevada City Hall Chambers,

317 Broad St., Nevada City

The workshop will be addressing misconceptions and myths around homelessness; addictions; mental/emotional and anger issues; and social-skill building. Resources and tools that foster trust and relationships while establishing clear boundaries will also be shared.

Also presenting during the workshop: lessons learned by Hospitality House’s Outreach Coordinator, Jeffrey Dupra, Officer Shane Franssen of the Nevada City Police Department, and Homeless Representative, Bill Peach.

The Grandmother Pledge Workshop is open to men and women of all ages. Coffee, tea, and snacks available to participants.

The goal of The Grandmother Pledge is to build a stronger sense of community, awareness, and safety for the public, merchants, and visitors by encouraging grandparents to become more active in addressing social problems in Nevada City.