Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance VISTA Creates Platform For Homeless Youth to Find Resources

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Victoria Jackson, Victoria played an instrumental role in MDHA’s overall mission to make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring with the creation of a comprehensive Youth Services Directory for young people seeking services. The Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA) brings together more than 85 shelters, housing and … Continue reading Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance VISTA Creates Platform For Homeless Youth to Find Resources

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Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance VISTA Develops Youth Action Board to Address Youth Homelessness

Homelessness can be both visible and invisible. When there are encampments under the freeways, homelessness is visible. But when someone goes to school every day for a hot meal, or couch surfs for weeks on end that is when homelessness is invisible. Youth Homelessness is often invisible, and receiving feedback from young people who have … Continue reading Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance VISTA Develops Youth Action Board to Address Youth Homelessness

Victoria Jackson Updates Tools to Assess Clients’ Ability to Live Independently

Victoria Jackson is the Homeless Resource Development VISTA with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA). MDHA serves as the lead agency for the local Continuum of Care and it administrates the local Homeless Management Information System, which tracks performance and drives improvement of service providers. The homeless assistance agencies that have programs for Permanent Supportive Housing … Continue reading Victoria Jackson Updates Tools to Assess Clients’ Ability to Live Independently

Victoria Jackson Provides Homeless and Housing Resources to Hurricane Harvey Refugees

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, at least one thousand refugees were sheltered at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center in Dallas. FEMA, OEM, and the Red Cross served several hundred of these individuals, who were able to return home or were able to secure housing. However, about 300 people were able to return to their … Continue reading Victoria Jackson Provides Homeless and Housing Resources to Hurricane Harvey Refugees

Victoria Jackson Maps Resources for the Homeless Provided by Faith Based Communities

When thinking of helping the homeless, some people might think of social workers. However, we more likely tend to think of volunteering at a soup kitchen or food pantry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, faith-based communities report the most volunteerism, and the most frequently reported forms of volunteerism are meal services and food … Continue reading Victoria Jackson Maps Resources for the Homeless Provided by Faith Based Communities

Jennifer Weatherford Establishes Partnership with Housing Developer to Build Low-income Housing

During the first week of August 2017, Affordable Housing Advocate VISTA Jennifer Weatherford attended a two day housing seminar in Longview, TX to participate with regional councils of government, homeless coalitions, health care representatives, housing developers, and other non-profit and for-profit agencies in training and discussion pertaining to engaging community partners to expand supportive housing. … Continue reading Jennifer Weatherford Establishes Partnership with Housing Developer to Build Low-income Housing

Victoria Jackson Completes Work on Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s Youth Services Guide

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Victoria Jackson serves with the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA). MDHA leads the development of an effective homeless response system to make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring. Victoria has finished her work on the Youth Services Directory (YSD) and has sent it to every … Continue reading Victoria Jackson Completes Work on Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s Youth Services Guide

Victoria Jackson Develops Youth Services Guide to Assist Homeless Youth in Dallas and Collin Counties

AmeriCorps VISTA Member Victoria Jackson serves with the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance (MDHA). MDHA leads the development of an effective homeless response system to make the experience of homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties rare, brief, and non-recurring. Victoria continues her work on the Youth Services Directory (YSD). She has met with over 15 different … Continue reading Victoria Jackson Develops Youth Services Guide to Assist Homeless Youth in Dallas and Collin Counties

Jennifer Weatherford Educates the Mt. Pleasant, TX Community about Available Homeless Services

On Tuesday, June 20, AmeriCorps VISTA Jennifer Weatherford attended a Career and Community Resource Expo in Mt. Pleasant, TX on behalf of the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). Jennifer regularly attends expos similar to these in order to inform communities about the information and referral services offered by the ADRC, services which work to … Continue reading Jennifer Weatherford Educates the Mt. Pleasant, TX Community about Available Homeless Services

Organizational Connections Made by VISTA Jennifer Weatherford Increases Housing Options in North Texas

AmeriCorps VISTA Jennifer Weatherford has been busy making important organizational connections throughout the 12-county North Texas region Texoma Council of Governments’ (TCOG) Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) serves. Jennifer was invited to attend four Career and Community Resource Expos in the Texoma area. On Tuesday, April 18, Jennifer traveled to Texarkana, TX to represent … Continue reading Organizational Connections Made by VISTA Jennifer Weatherford Increases Housing Options in North Texas