You may remember the article we had in the Citizen-Times a year ago about moving Nancy out of Room in the Inn and into her own apartment…in addition to all the other ways she’s special, that move was significant because it was a milestone: Nancy was the 300th person we moved into permanent housing.
A year later, she’s still in her apartment & she’s in a position to help other folks moving out of homelessness. When Nancy and her HOPE to HOME team put together a yardsale recently, they decided to use the proceeds to make Welcome Kits for people moving into housing. With the $121 they collected, Nancy & one of her team members went shopping for all the basics, and Nancy put together 6 Welcome Kits to support people who are currently in the same spot she was in this time last year. Her special touches were everywhere: she added coat hangers (which we’d neglected to put on the list), put the items in shiny gold gift bags, and wrote “Welcome home” on the tag of every one.
We’re proud of you Nancy, and grateful for the way you’re not only an example of what the solution to homelessness looks like, but also investing in that same solution for other people!