Day of Action: From Homelessness to Housed
Rappahannock United Way funds programs at LoisAnn’s Hope House to help move people from homelessness to financial stability and then into permanent housing. “When they’re here, they have a home.” said Taylor, who talked about their strict chores, curfews and getting them on a path to success. “They have an address to put on a job application…they work hard. Everything is geared toward success.”
“I look forward to this day every year,” said Martin, Executive Assistant at the City of Fredericksburg Manager’s Office, who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty and diving into whatever Day of Action project is on the agenda. “I enjoy giving back to the community and helping our citizens. You’re hands on. You’re meeting the staff. Actually being there and giving some sweat equity is just as important as giving a check.”
345 adult and child survivors of domestic violence will be stabilized in housing this year through Rappahannock United Way funded programs.