I've worked with shelter organizations for more than 20 years, helping families who, for whatever reason, are in need of temporary housing. With nearly 100 years in the business, Emma Norton Services and Emma's Place continue to provide housing and supportive services -- so desperately needed in our community -- in an encouraging and caring atmosphere.
As Treasurer of the Board for four years, I always marvel at how the staff can stretch every penny to provide programming and other services that nurture the goals of wellness and self-sufficiency for each of its residents. Your donation to Emma Norton Services will support their efforts and will be greatly appreciated.
My mom has a severe and persistent mental illness and if my family did not have the resources it does my mom would need a place like Emma Norton Services. ENS is a place I would trust to care for my mom and as a result it's an organization I support for the great work they do to to help people who are homeless with mental illness and addiction - a need that is seriously underfunded in our country.
I have been volunteering with Emma Norton for several years and this year joined the Board to increase my involvement. I believe the programs and support for mental health, chemical dependency, and general life management are very important in helping residents on their journey. And I've been witnessing the results since I first learned about the organization.
I participated in the Mega Lounge Makeover (2nd floor) this year at the Emma Norton Residence. Our team of designers and volunteers banded together to creatively give residents a more modernized and cheerful space in which to relax. Throughout the project, residents offered help and suggestions while marveling at the changes. I could tell from each interaction how truly thankful everyone was. My time spent moving furniture, painting, and hanging pictures has made a far more bigger impact than I could have imagined. Residents started advocating for a 3rd floor lounge makeover before we were finished; seeing their enthusiasm and excitement was incredibly rewarding.
About 97 years of helping women. Emma Norton Services provides housing for women facing homelessness or experiencing homelessness. Emma's Place provides housing for single parent families with 3 or more children.
But it's not just housing. Both Emma programs provide top-notch related services to help women and children conquer poverty, mental illness and chemical dependency.
DONATE to this LOCAL hands-on non-profit that makes a difference in people's lives.