Calling all Volunteers!
The Housing Navigation Center needs renovations before it can open and we need help to make this happen. We are hosting 3 weekends to get these renovations done. Every dollar we save by using volunteers, we direct toward services for community members who need help with their housing. Your work will dedicate over $5,000 in resources and support to those in need in your community. Here’s how you do that.
Find a time that works for your schedule
Friday May 18th 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday May 19th 8:00 AM – Noon
Friday May 25th 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday May 26th 8:00 AM – Noon
Saturday June 2nd 8:00 AM – Noon
Let us borrow some materials.
Or donate them!
We need 5 gallon buckets, sponges, hand sanders, sand paper, paint tape, paint trays, paint rollers and handles, paint brushes, work gloves.
Sign up and spread the word
Below is our volunteer registration. Use this link to sign up or pass it along to others you know who want to make a difference for their community. Contact Cassy Westmoreland at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to donate materials.
Do you live near the Monfort Family Clinic in Evans CO?
We want to hear from you!
Did you know that Weld County is the fourth most UNaffordable county to live in the nation when you compare how much people make and how much they pay for housing? United Way of Weld County, in partnership with the City of Greeley and Sunrise Community Health want to help all of Weld County deal with the increased cost of living and housing. We would like to partner with the medical and mental health services offered in Sunrise to add housing support for those that need it. We believe families need stable housing in order to reach self-sufficiency in all other areas of life.
But we need community input to know how to best support the community around the Monfort Family Clinic. It is your community and you know what services are most needed for your community challenges.
Share your thoughts at our community meetings at 2930 11th Ave, Evans CO.
Wednesday May 23 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Thursday May 24 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Can’t make it to a meeting? We still want to hear from you. Fill out our online survey to share your thoughts and ideas!
Your time is valuable. How much time do you have to fight for housing stability in Weld County?
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Helping your community takes less time than you might think. Click here to learn more about how to help unstable households in Weld County.
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It can be difficult trying to find volunteer opportunities that make a lasting difference. Click here to check out our list of volunteer opportunities throughout Weld County.
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We can help more people when we work together to address homelessness. United we fight. United we win. Click here if you want to volunteer regularly.
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What would your life look like without stable housing?
“Beyond Bootstrap Economics” is an immersive photography exhibit accompanied by local stories that explore how housing instability and homelessness affect our neighbors everyday. The photos in this exhibit represent contrasting images of the same idea. Look at the images, listen to the stories and imagine what life would look like if you lost your housing.
Over 30 Community Partners Have Shown Support.
Take 5 Minutes to show your support today.
Homelessness and housing instability are big challenges for Weld County, especially as our population continues to increase. Weld’s Way Home leads a Collective Impact effort to address and prevent homelessness and housing instability for vulnerable households, because everyone need a safe and stable place to call home. Show your support and join the fight for housing stability today.
Take 10-15 Minutes And…
Housing First ENDS Homelessness
Try Living Unstably
*This site was created by a group in Durham, North Carolina that helps people in poverty everyday
Homelessness Costs Everyone
Learn the 15 things to stop doing that will END homelessness in Weld County.
Two Minute Tips and Tricks
Give some dignity. Those experiencing homelessness often feel ignored, mistrusted or judged. Sometimes, a simple smile or greeting can go a long way.
HelpARecycler. Often, people search through trash to find recyclable aluminum cans that they can turn in for a profit; help them by placing your cans apart from your trash.
Carry hygiene kits, granola bars, fresh socks, gift cards or resource cards in your car to pass out to panhandlers. You could also offer to buy someone a hot meal.
Give a tip. Many people working in the service industry make their living from tips. Unstable income can cause unstable housing. Make sure to tip fairly.
Give comfort this season. United Way of Weld County is currently accepting donations of new socks, hand warmers and chap stick to distribute to people sleeping out of doors this winter.
Ask us to present. Want to learn more about Weld’s Way Home or have your questions answered in person? Let us know and we can come to you.
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What is Housing First?
OrgCode is an internationally recognized trainer that works with communities to END homelessness rather than manage it when it occurs for families. These training videos will help our community learn those skills that other areas use who are seeing less homelessness today than before.
Housing First: The Basics
Housing First: The Principles
Housing First: Build the System
Housing First: Implementation
OrgCode CEO and President, Iain DeJong has a message for decision makers and community leaders. Iain travels internationally to coach communities how to end homelessness as opposed to manage it.
Does Your Church Want to Help the Homeless?
We have created ways for Weld County congregations to help unstable households in their community. Where is your church located?
Show American Winter and Start Local Converations
American Winter tells the story of eight families who call 2-1-1 and identify as being on the brink of homelessness. Follow their stories by renting a DVD from United Way of Weld County or watching online. Then, engage in conversation with your neighbors about what homelessness looks like in your community and steps we can take together to help. Community challenges demand community solutions.
Call 970-353-4300 and ask for Cassy Westmoreland, Weld’s Way Home Coordinator, to rent the DVD or set up professional panel discussions.
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Provide A Warm Meal for the Cold Weather Shelter
Starting October 15, the most vulnerable members of our community will begin sleeping at an emergency Cold Weather Shelter. We rely on community support to make sure they get a warm meal each day.
Help Local Shelters
At Greeley Transitional House, our mission is to provide safety, stability and opportunity to families in crisis through emergency shelter and comprehensive support services.
The mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will to do the same.
Hope @ Miracle House is a faith based coalition with the goal of assisting families and individuals that are homeless in South Weld County in winter. Along with donation needs, Hope could use the help of a handy person to keep up their facility.