VISTA Member Finalizes Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s New Tenant Resource Guide

AmeriCorps VISTA member, Victoria Jackson, serving with Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance has spent the past few months finalizing and perfecting the New Tenant Resource Guide (NTRG). In this guide, newly-housed clients will find a Birth Certificate application, a Voter Registration Card, and a resource directory that ranges from employment needs to medical needs that can … Continue reading VISTA Member Finalizes Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s New Tenant Resource Guide

Advertisements

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

November VISTA spotlight

Name: Jennifer Weatherford Hometown: Seguin, Texas Alma Mater: Arizona State University Volunteer history: Let Girls Learn Fundraising and Awareness Project for Senegalese girls (2016); Votua Village Service Learning Project to maintain agricultural projects in Votua, Fiji (2015). I've also volunteered my time as a research assistant during my undergrad and spent a couple years as … Continue reading November VISTA spotlight

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

Jennifer Weatherford Educates the Community about Resources Available to Veterans and Families

On Saturday, September 30, Affordable Housing Advocate VISTA Jennifer Weatherford attended the Veterans and Family Resource Expo in Sherman, TX on behalf of her host agency, Texoma Council of Government's Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). The ADRC, which acts as a referral agency and advocates to address the needs of the elderly, persons with … Continue reading Jennifer Weatherford Educates the Community about Resources Available to Veterans and Families

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

Jennifer Weatherford Assists Landlord to Begin the Process to Acquire Affordable Housing Units in Van Alstyne, TX

Jennifer Weatherford serves with the Texoma Council of Government’s Adult and Disability Resource Center as the Affordable Housing Advocate VISTA. On Tuesday, July 11, Jennifer drove to Van Alstyne, TX to meet with Irma Eaves, owner and operator of Camelot Multifamily Investments, to discuss affordable housing. Mrs. Eaves expressed interest in acquiring nine furnished units, … Continue reading Jennifer Weatherford Assists Landlord to Begin the Process to Acquire Affordable Housing Units in Van Alstyne, TX

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

Victoria Jackson Creates Youth Services Directory for Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance

The purpose of the Continuum of Care in Dallas and Collin Counties is to provide a smooth transition between services for people experiencing homelessness. Each agency and program should be able to contact each other to find services with as little inconvenience to the client as possible. What might be a small inconvenience to some, … Continue reading Victoria Jackson Creates Youth Services Directory for Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance