In her day job, Katia Pokhodnya works from her Bolton Hill home for the Securities and Exchange Commission. She responds to whistleblowers – sometimes brave, aggrieved men and women willing to report corporate wrongdoing or fraud.
North Avenue Mission, a short walk east of Bolton Hill in Station North, calls itself a fellowship – of the unhoused and formerly unhoused; people who are food and housing insecure; those who use drugs or are in recovery; people of faith, no faith and different faiths; some with disabilities or mental illness; and a cadre of friends, neighbors and supporters.
After eight months of pandemic, we all yearn to see better days return. Then thoughts turn to the question, “What can I do to help now?” Start at home by supporting the organizations that serve our community. And as with all non-profits these days, they need our support this fall more than ever.
Several Bolton Hill residents work every year to beautify and improve our neighborhood. Some of them work on a specific project or effort that merits special recognition, and at this year’s virtual BHCA membership meeting, they were recognized.