- Homeless ShelterShelter Stories: Overcoming Obstacles to Regain Hope and Confidence |
Unemployed because of lack of reliable and affordable childcare, a woman came with her two young children looking for emergency shelter assistance through NVFS. Feeling overwhelmed, isolated and hopeless, she had trouble moving past her fears to accomplish the next step.
- Food Assistance, Housing, Homeless ShelterVanessa |
Vanessa was doing her best to provide for her three young children, but was quickly running out of options. By the time she walked into the Hunger Resource Center (HRC) on NVFS’ SERVE Campus, Vanessa had been living in her car for some time.
- Youth DevelopmentWilliam |
Since April 2017, William Schuppert has been spending one hour a week assisting children at the SERVE Family Shelter with their homework through the Homework Club.
- Homeless ShelterHuheey Family |
The Huheey family has been volunteering at the SERVE campus since 2001. Amy Sue and Rob became volunteers because they felt called to the work and liked how SERVE helps the community, especially families and children.
- Career DevelopmentDan |
Dan has spent countless hours with homeless clients helping them write cover letters and resumes, improving their interviewing skills and assisting them with job searches.
- Well-BeingAbby |
Bringing home a new baby, especially her first, is often the happiest moment of a mother’s life. However, this was not the case for Abby. Learn how NVFS helped her receive the parenting support she needed, as well as housing and transportation, to improve her circumstances.
- HousingFrances |
Frances is a fighter. Her family suffered financial hardship, job loss, and then eviction. In spite of this, Frances kept her family together. Frances submitted job applications every day, and eventually NVFS’ SERVE team identified an affordable home for her family.
“Eliminating the urgency of food insecurity and homelessness are the foundational needs for many of our shelter residents. Once we remove those overwhelming stressors, our expert program and case managers move quickly to identify our clients’ underlying barriers to thriving in our communities.”
– Andrea Eck, Executive Vice President of Programs