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NRCA To Our House

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During its eighth season of operation, 890 volunteers from 50 faith-based organizations, businesses and community groups provided 906 bed-nights of winter shelter and 2,718 meals for 43 homeless men. While sheltered at To Our House, 10 guests obtained employment, and 12 guests moved into permanent housing.
Homelessness looks very different in the New River Valley than in urban areas. The homeless in rural areas might reside in their cars, in the woods or caves. Individuals in our area who find themselves without housing often include ex-offenders, the disabled, those working at low-paying jobs, and those experiencing long-term unemployment. Long waiting lists for limited subsidized housing exacerbate the problem.

NRCA’s To Our House program works in partnership with the local faith community to shelter homeless single men during the winter months. Churches each offer their fellowship halls for one or two weeks as night shelter.  Host and support church volunteers transport the homeless men (guests), cook and serve meals, offer fellowship to the men, and sleep at the shelter as church liaisons. To Our House AmeriCorps members and stipend volunteers are on site to support the guests and volunteers. 

New River Community Action offers a variety of support services to the guests, including VA CARES for ex-offenders.  NRCA also links the To Our House guests with our Homeless and Housing Program to obtain stable housing.  

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