March 2017 Team Update
Our all-volunteer coalition is ready to find homes and walk alongside those who are homeless in our community, and our 501c3 status will be pending by May, thanks to our terrific pro-bono lawyer, Sean Shultz. The following is a brief summary of current team plans and actions. For a full description of NOAH teams, please go to the Team Structure page.
The housing team has successfully housed and assisted two veterans and their families, thanks to the generosity of Alex Manning. Our highly skilled maintenance and construction team is ready to rehab or remodel apartments and homes when they become available. We can offer free maintenance and soon, tax deductions for the donation of an apartment or house.
Our highly skilled maintenance and construction team is ready to rehab or remodel apartments and homes when they become available. We can offer free maintenance and soon, tax deductions for the donation of an apartment or house.
The household needs team is talking with people about services, supplies and furniture they can donate when a family is moved into their new home. They are connecting with New Digs and other sources for furniture, household supplies and storage. We also need a home repair team to fix things that are broken throughout the year and mentor/assist family members on the care and upkeep of their new home.
Our health care team includes doctors, nurses and a paramedic who discussed health screenings, preventive care, diabetes education, food preparation, and out-reach to local churches and food stores.
The employment and career team plans to connect people with the job skills and careers they are interested in by reaching out to Career Link, Employment Skills Center, Cyber Space and other resources. Internships and apprenticeships are another possibility with business owners who can provide these for our newly housed families.
Our legal team is linking with the Black Law Student Association and the Housing Justice Association at the PSU/Dickinson School of Law. They are working on legal waivers of liability, background checks that all of us can get online at no cost for volunteers, and a future workshop at the law school on legal issues.
The nutrition and healthy living team will do nutrition education and healthy food classes for adults and children linked with Project Share.