HUGE thank you to Outdoor Arts and Rec!
We are here to report another amazingly successful year with Rainshadow Running at the helm of the June 16th, Millersylvania 10K/30K/50K trail race in support of the Interfaith Works Homeless Services Program! The 2018 race proceeds doubled last year! You helped raise $10,000 for the IW Homeless Services Program! Thank you to James so much but especially for high fiving each runner as they crossed the finish line, Elizabeth for all your wrangling and bottom lining of the event, all the other Rainshadow staff and volunteers for holding it down, Deborah the IW Office Manager for sharing info on our program, IW Support Staff Evilyn and Midden for driving the van full of guests to cheer runners on, all the guests who came to cheer people on, and ESPECIALLY all the runners who made this event possible! Special shout out to Doug and Jack for repping the IW team in the 10K two years (literally) running! We are so grateful and feel so connected to our community on days like this. Thank you thank you thank you, everyone! <3 <3 <3
This year doubled last year, raising $10,000 for the IW Homeless Services Program!
The Community Care Center is hosting it's second monthly community workshop! This month will be led by our partners at SideWalk.
Housing First approaches are based on the concept that a homeless individual or households first and primary need is to obtain stable housing, and that other issues that may affect the household can and should be addressed once housing is obtained. In contrast, many other programs operate from a model of "housing readiness" — that is, that an individual or household must address other issues that may have led to the episode of homelessness prior to entering housing.
SideWalk and its community partners adopted this model and strive to find housing for individuals first, while working to secure other resources to meet the person’s ongoing challenges or needs.
This workshop will discuss the tenants of Housing First and demonstrate the methods that are working and the challenges experienced in the process.
We hope to see you there!
Visit our Facebook event page! www.facebook.com/events/629954054006793/
Meg Martin, MSW, MHP, is the Shelter Program Director for The Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter.