Bill Bolan, Ruth's Place board chairman, discusses the threat posed to his organization by recent funding cuts.
The shelter lost about 20 percent of its funding from 2010 to 2011, said Bill Bolan, president of the board of directors for the shelter.
Its budget for 2011 was about $210,000, he
Ruth's Place receives funding from federal, state, county and city sources, as well as individual donors.
Fluctuations in funding are nothing new for a homeless shelter, Bolan
"But the trough is deeper now," he
At a press conference Thursday, Bolan and Ruth's Place director Kristen Topolski outlined the shelter's achievements since its founding in 2003 - more than 1,200 women aided, including 102 women who found permanent or transitional housing last year.