October 16, 2012
I have been a board member and volunteer at Warren Village for the past 6 years. In that time I have found fellow board members, staff, and volunteers to be passionately committed to enabling the residents in the program to move towards self-sufficiency. This program provides a safe place to stay, the availability of childcare so parents can attend school or training, and "Family Services" that teach a vast variety of skills from balancing a checkbook to nutrition and parenting skills. In turn, residents must commit to developing and completing a plan that identifies how they will grow their skills to move from homelessness while volunteering in the community. The greatest impact to me is to hear from current residents and alumni talk about the growth in self confidence and personal and professional skills that they have made through their own hard work made possible by the staff, teachers and volunteers. The pride they and their children show touches my heart each time I hear them tell their story. That is why as I board member I relish the hours I spend working with my peers and staff leadership to keep Warren Village strong and our residents moving forward.
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