I want you to know that Nicholas House has an emergency procedure in place to help families with children with Eviction Prevention and Families with Children with Homelessness. Their usual uptake is through the Gateway Center, however they are asking people to contact them Directly at the Boulevard Location. They will work with the reception person to fill out a form and within 72 hours a case worker will be in touch with them. Nicholas house is experiencing a flood of calls right now and they have brought on extra case workers (with some of the funds we allocated to them) to help take care of applicants.
I can give you one example that will no breach confidentiality:
A woman with children was living in her car in a parking lot in Mechanicsville. They were notified and now she is in a hotel room with a kitchen while they work out how to get her started in their program. This is all thanks to the $$$ we awarded them.
If you know of a family with children that is facing eviction please have them call Nicholas house.
I thought we all could use a bit of good news so I had to share.
Much Love to you all!