A Conversation between Cindy and Sarah
Cindy and Sarah are a great example of the journey we take together when a case manager supports someone experiencing homelessness to move into a new home and stay in housing. A big thanks to Amplified Media for their excellent work on this and the other Story Share videos they’ve done for us.
Room in the Inn is a first step to the stability that housing can bring to people’s lives. Partners with local faith communities provide shelter for up to twelve women each night of the week. Each week faith communities open their facilities to welcome these women as guests. They offer a warm, safe place for women experiencing homelessness who are working hard to move forward into permanent housing. The simple goal is to keep them from risking their safety sleeping on the street. The greater goal is to create caring relationships with these women, one week at a time, while they await housing placement.
Each participant is treated as an individual because everyone’s needs are different. We accept women who are experiencing homelessness, are mentally stable and, if affected by addiction, are willing to engage in treatment programs. Faith community volunteers transport the participants each evening to the housing site and provide dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch. Additionally, two volunteers remain with the women overnight.
If you would like more information or would like to support Room in the Inn by volunteering, please contact Sharon Blythe at email@example.com.
92 cents of every dollar goes directly to end homelessness
A monthly gift allows you to spread the financial impact of your giving across the entire year, lessening a one-time drain on your resources. Also, recurring gifts help Homeward Bound as we can more accurately predict income in advance, which helps with longer range budgeting and decision-making.
Volunteers help us end homelessness
Come volunteer with us! We offer service experiences for individuals, faith communities, businesses, and schools and youth groups. Volunteers help us end homelessness in our region by helping provide much-needed services to people transitioning into a home.
Contribute to a Cause
Your clean and gently used household items can help others experience the comforts of home. Your donations go directly to women, men, and children moving in to new homes or are used at our Day Center. Donation receipts are available upon request.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
The Homeward Bound community includes caring staff, volunteers, board members, and people experiencing or moving out of homelessness. We believe that housing is a human right and use the “Housing First” national best practice to end homelessness. We care about the most vulnerable among us and work every day to help them improve their lives. Join us!
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News & Updates
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