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Fwd: Inclement Weather Men’s Center

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: “Harbuck, Don” <dharbuck@valleyrescue.com&gt;
Date: 12/27/17 11:43 AM (GMT-05:00)
To: Christopher Coleman <ccoleman@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Ernie Perritt <eperritt@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Gregory Hegwood <ghegwood@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Judge Hobby <jhobby@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Pat Malloy <crossroadsadmin@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Wilmer Huguley <whuguley@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Rhonda Mobley <rmobley@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Liz Dillard <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org&gt;, Barbara Wiley <bwiley@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Mitzi Oxford <moxford@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Devin Taylor <dtaylor@valleyrescue.com&gt;, “Peek, Jr., Freddie” <bpeek@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Jodie Jones <jjones@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Robert Morgan <robmorgan@valleyrescue.com&gt;, Deana Terwilliger <dterwilliger@valleyrescue.com&gt;
Subject: Inclement Weather Men’s Center
VRM Men’s Center,
We will allow the transients to stay in the shelter Saturday thru Tuesday due to inclement weather. Please note that our capacity is 70 beds for the transient side in emergencies.  If we fill to capacity please contact the other “warming stations” and/or churches.  If you get any calls concerning the shelter please direct them to me or Rhonda.  Please let Security know to direct all shelter calls to me or Rhonda.  Direct all media calls and inquiries to Mitzi or Rhonda.  Please let Security know this as well.  
Please prepare food and bedding for the additional days.  
Thank you for all that you do and let’s make sure we take care of everyone to the best of our ability.  I appreciate your dedication and passion for those we serve.  
Please call me if you have any questions.
God bless,
Don Harbuck

Men’s Director
Valley Rescue Mission

For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.   
Romans 5:17 
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Fwd: Upcoming Health Fair Jan 6, 2018 Presented By Greater Shady Grove Baptist Church Save the Date !!!!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: Chambers, Lauren A. <Lauren.Chambers@amerigroup.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 8:46 AM
Subject: Upcoming Health Fair Jan 6, 2018 Presented By Greater Shady Grove Baptist Church Save the Date !!!!
To:
Cc: "Downer, Vanessa" <Vanessa.Downer@dph.ga.gov>

Greetings Community Partners,

 

Please share this flyer with your community partners. This is an upcoming event for the tri-city area. Please come and receive the resources and information this health fair will be providing  for the community.

 

Thank You

 

Lauren A. Chambers, MS, LSSGB

Amerigroup Community Care

Marketing Account Manager

6087 Technology Parkway Midland, Georgia 31820

P: 706-985-2360

C: 706-304-8864

F: 706-985-0051

Mail Stop: GA081E-0015

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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

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Fwd: Christmas Dinner at Salvation Army

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: <Kawana.Hooks@uss.salvationarmy.org>
Date: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:19 AM
Subject: Christmas Dinner at Salvation Army
To: Liz Dillard <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org>

Kawana Hooks
Social Services Director – Columbus
Kawana.Hooks@uss.salvationarmy.org
(706) 327-0275




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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902

706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

www.HomelessResourceNetwork.org

Fwd: Christmas Dinner at Valley Rescue Mission

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Valley Rescue Mission Christmas

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From: Morgan, Robert <robmorgan@valleyrescue.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 9:43 AM
Subject: Christmas Dinner at Valley Rescue Mission
To: Liz Dillard <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org>

Good Morning Liz,

We will be serving Christmas dinner to the community starting at 11am Christmas day.
Meal delivery to shut in's, elderly and disabled is also available. To schedule a meal delivery they would call 706-322-8267 ext. 219.
Thanks Liz!!

"Always do your Best. What you plant now, you will Harvest later"


Robert Morgan
Administrative Processing Specialist
Valley Rescue Mission
2903 2nd Ave.
Columbus, GA 31904
Office: 706-322-8267 (ext. 210)
Fax: 706-324-7126
Cell: 706-901-4110

robmorgan@valleyrescue.com
www.valleyrescuemission.org

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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902

706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

December Homeless Network Meeting

Posted by on Dec 19, 2017 in News | 0 comments

December Homeless Network meeting

You will have an opportunity to learn about United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley's 2-1-1.   

Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 4:00pm

Hosted By: United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley 2-1-1      

Location   1100 5th Avenue Columbus GA 31901

 United Way   <click for Google map

Peace Liz ​

Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

November Homeless Network meeting notes

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Thursday, November 16, 2017 NETWORK Meeting Notes:


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Street Beats are available today and are pink through the end of January.
  • Hardaway High School is holding a Career Expo November 29 from 8:30am-11:30am.  They are looking for an electrician, welder and bricklayer if you know someone Angela Fountain can invite please email her Fontain.Angela.C@muscogee.k12.ga.us
  • Operation Hope: Free credit and money management workshops the last Thursday of the each month. Call 404-405-1570 for more information. OperationHOPE.org
  • REACH adult education program  (GED vouchers available for successful graduates) Classes Tuesday and Thursday 9am –12pm and 1:30-4:30pm at Open Door Community House 706-323-5518
  • Sexual Assault Survivors Group for adult female survivors. Please call 706-221-1033 for days and times.
  • St. Luke’s First Saturday event will be December 2 at 8:00am (free food and clothing)
  • Depression Workshop led by Family Counseling of Columbus on Friday, December 8 at  11am at the Homeless Resource Network
  • David Pollard Foundation first Annual Homeless Backpack Drive Saturday December 9 at 11am. For more information contact Terry Render 706-604-6873 terryrender@yahoo.com

PROGRAM: Two this month!

Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity and Georgia Department of Community Affairs Consolidated Plan  

 

Program 1

Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity         

3520 River Road Columbus GA 31904

Office 706-653-6003

Store  706-327-1142

Www.Columbusareahabitat.com

 

Mark McCollum presented the work of Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity.

 

Benefits of purchasing a Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity Home:

·         0% Interest mortgage

·         Low monthly payments – Most new homeowners pay less than $450 a month

·         Low Deposit – a $1,600 good-faith deposit is required

·         Attractive, well-constructed home

·         New Whirlpool Appliances – House includes new stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher

·         Energy-efficient home with lower utility bills – each house is built to ensure conservation of energy, saving homeowners on monthly utility bills

 

To purchase a Habitat home you must:

·         Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S. who has lived in Muscogee county for a year

·         Prove steady income for the past two years (must fall within established guidelines)

·         Show consistent payment histories on debts (loans, medical bills, etc.)

·         Show consistent payment of monthly obligations (phone, rent, utilities, etc.)

·         Have no bankruptcies in the last four years

 

Continuing Hope! is a NEW Home Repair program.  The Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity will be accepting applications for homeowner occupied home repairs.  The program has similar qualifications as the Habitat program please call for more information and an application (706-653-6003). This program can address critical repairs such as new roofing, HVAC, electrical and plumbing as well as new doors or windows.  For the senior homeowner the program can make modifications to make the home safe for continued stay.   There is also a program component called a “Brush with Kindness” that will include anything outside; new landscaping, painting, ramps etc.  The Homeowner must have homeowners insurance to participate. The loan interest rate is 0% for the program.  

 

Please call Cynthia at 706-563-6003 to obtain an application.

 

Program 2

Georgia Department of Community Affairs Consolidated Plan  

www.dca.ga.gov

Dean Nelson  

Housing Outreach Coordinator

Dean.Nelson@dca.ga.gov

 

Dean Nelson explained the Consolidated Plan to the group and had the group provide feedback on community needs and priorities. It was an interactive session with discussion. 

 

This is a cut and paste from the DCA website regarding the consolidated plan.

 

The State of Georgia Consolidated Plan describes how state, local, private, and federal resources will be used to increase the supply of affordable housing and economic opportunities for low and moderate income Georgians. The plan focuses on the use of funds from HUD's five consolidated formula programs – Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESGP), Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) – to meet these needs. The Consolidated Plan also updates the state's assessment of the housing needs of low and moderate income Georgians and provides a five-year strategic plan outlining priorities, objectives, and the investment of resources to meet these goals. An action plan is also included, which identifies priorities and objectives during the fiscal year. The Consolidated Plan enables the state of Georgia to examine the housing and community development needs of the state. Based upon this examination, the state is able to develop programs that effectively utilize the scarce resources available to address these concerns and to improve the quality of life for its low and moderate-income residents. This document also serves as the state's application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the receipt of federal Consolidated Funds.

The State of Georgia Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a three-part document that has been prepared to assist the citizens of Georgia and HUD to monitor the State's progress in implementing its Consolidated Plan. Part I includes a summary of resources and programmatic accomplishments achieved in relation to the priorities and objectives stated in the State's Annual Action Plan for Consolidated Funds. Part II is a summary of other actions taken to implement its overall Consolidated Plan strategy as identified in the Annual Action Plan. Part III is an assessment of the State's efforts to meet its one-year priorities and objectives stated in the Annual Action Plan.

 

This link will take you directly to the consolidated plan page on DCA’s website. 

http://www.dca.state.ga.us/communities/communityinitiatives/programs/ConsolidatedPlan.asp

 NEXT MEETING:

4:00 pm Thursday, December 21, 2017

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley 211 


Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

Fwd: Inclement Weather

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Valley Rescue Mission is planning for the inclement weather – providing more beds and allowing people to stay in.  See message below.  Please spread the word so no one is outdoors and COLD!
Peace Liz

Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

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From: Harbuck, Don <dharbuck@valleyrescue.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 8:55 AM
Subject: Fwd: Inclement Weather
To: Liz Dillard <liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org>
Cc: Rhonda Mobley <rmobley@valleyrescue.com>, Christopher Coleman <ccoleman@valleyrescue.com>, Ernie Perritt <eperritt@valleyrescue.com>, Gregory Hegwood <ghegwood@valleyrescue.com>, Judge Hobby <jhobby@valleyrescue.com>, Pat Malloy <crossroadsadmin@valleyrescue.com>, Wilmer Huguley <whuguley@valleyrescue.com>

Hello Liz,
Please see our inclement weather notice for this week.  Please let us know if we can help you in anyway and if you have any questions concerning our inclement weather policy.
Thank you and have a blessed day.
Best Regards,
Don Harbuck

Men's Director
Valley Rescue Mission

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.  God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
1 John 4:16 


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From: Harbuck, Don <dharbuck@valleyrescue.com>
Date: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 8:52 AM
Subject: Inclement Weather
To: Christopher Coleman <ccoleman@valleyrescue.com>, Ernie Perritt <eperritt@valleyrescue.com>, Gregory Hegwood <ghegwood@valleyrescue.com>, Judge Hobby <jhobby@valleyrescue.com>, Pat Malloy <crossroadsadmin@valleyrescue.com>, Wilmer Huguley <whuguley@valleyrescue.com>
Cc: Rhonda Mobley <rmobley@valleyrescue.com>, Barbara Wiley <bwiley@valleyrescue.com>, "Oxford, Mitzi" <moxford@valleyrescue.com>, Devin Taylor <dtaylor@valleyrescue.com>, "Peek, Jr., Freddie" <bpeek@valleyrescue.com>, Jodie Jones <jjones@valleyrescue.com>, Robert Morgan <robmorgan@valleyrescue.com>, Bill Abercrombie <retailmanager@valleyrescue.com>, Bryant Roberts <broberts@valleyrescue.com>, Melissa Foster <mfoster@valleyrescue.com>, Deana Terwilliger <dterwilliger@valleyrescue.com>

Men's Ministry Staff,
We will allow the transients to stay in the shelter Friday thru Sunday due to the inclement weather. We will reevaluate the situation on Sunday.  Also, please prepare to add additional beds and cots.  Please note that our capacity is 70 beds for the transient side in emergencies.  If you get any calls concerning the shelter please direct them to me or Rhonda.  Please let Security know to direct all shelter calls to me or Rhonda.  Do not speak to the media or give any interviews.  Direct all media calls and inquiries to Mitzi or Rhonda.  Please let Security know this as well.  
Please prepare for any additional people concerning food and bedding.  
Thank you for all that you do and let's make sure we take care of everyone to the best of our ability.  I appreciate your dedication and passion for those we serve.  
Please call me if you have any questions.
God bless,
Don Harbuck
Men's Director
Valley Rescue Mission

We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.  God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
1 John 4:16 


This e-mail and any files transmitted with it contain information that is confidential and privileged. This information is intended only for the use of the individual(s) and entity(ies) to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, any disclosure, copying, printing, or use of this information is strictly prohibited and possibly a violation of federal and/or state laws and regulations. If you have received this information in error, please contact the sender immediately and destroy all copies of this communication.

Fwd: Street Store

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in News | 0 comments

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From: Sara Shirazu <sara.shirazu@yahoo.com>

Subject: Street Store
To: liz@homelessresourcenetwork.org

Hello,
Please get the word out to various Shelters about this event
Thanks, Sara Shirazi

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Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811 
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

LOCATION CHANGE November Homeless Network Meeting

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Sorry for any confusion Midtown cannot host for November but we will be there in the future. 
Instead please meet us at Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity!

You will have an opportunity to learn about the great works of Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity AND still participate in the State of Georgia's Consolidated Planning Process. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

 

Hosted By: Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity        

  

Location  3520 River Road Columbus GA 31904 

Habitat for Humanity <click for Google map

Peace Liz 
Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707

November Homeless Network Meeting

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Thursday, November 16 will be the monthly Homeless Network Meeting.

 

As always if you cannot attend and have an announcement just let us know and we will make it in your absence. 


Please bring your announcements about your holiday plans and special events. 

   

We will learn about all the services at Midtown Recovery and participate in the State of Georgia's Consolidated Planning process.


Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 4:00pm

 

Hosted By: Midtown Recovery       

  

Location  4411 Rosemont Dr Columbus GA 31904

Midtown Recovery<click for Google map

Peace Liz 


Elizabeth Dillard
Homeless Resource Network
2221 Second Avenue
PO BOX 811
Columbus GA 31902
706-571-3399
Fax- 706.571-0707