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ST JOHNS SHELTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
March 21, 2011

St. John's Shelter for Women and Children provides a vital service in our region. They provide short term shelter, but they also work with women and their children to help them find stability in their lives...financial stability, housing stability, and stability for children. In additon to providing the shelter and having a program to transition families to permanent housing with intensive services, they also started a restaurant at which women can work...get job skills, learn to succeed, and get a good reference. This type of economic development is invaluable. Their staff are dedicated, skilled and great advocates for the families they serve.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

St. John's staff has placed families in the housing my nonprofit operates, has provided on-site services and has been successful in transitioning these families to be able to retain long term stable housing. I also frequent the restaurant, Plates, that they established to provide job training to the women they serve. It is an excellent restaurant...highly recommended.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more funding to provide assistance to families transitioning from homelessness into stability.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I am the CEO of an organization that provides permanent housing. St. John's Shelter for Women and Children has been the most successful nonprofit we have worked with in terms of being able to place and transition formerly homeless families to permanent h.

NEIGHBORHOOD CAPITAL CORPORATION
March 21, 2011

Neighborhood Capital Corporation helps facilitate the development of affordable housing by providing loan capital to nonprofits who actually develop the housing for a diversity of household types. In an era when financial institutions are making it more difficult to qualify for loans, NCC gets funds out to highly qualified and experienced nonprofits with a track record of successfully building housing and repaying debt. They play a critical role in the affordable housing industry, and their staff is smart, understand the challenges of development, and is dedicated to increasing the supply of affordable housing.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They made loans to us to allow us to purchase land which will be used as sites for affordable housing.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand their ability to make loans through more capital and staffing. They do a great job.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I am the Executive Director of a nonprofit housing developer that received a loan from NCC. .