In FY 2014:
Goals for FY 2015 include:
In 1979, a group of concerned citizens began meeting to discuss the issue of homelessness in Richmond and the surrounding areas. This group consisted of people from area churches and human service agencies. A needs assessment was conducted and funds were sought to provide shelter for those in need.
In 1981, the group became a 501c3 nonprofit agency under the name Emergency Shelter Inc. We began providing shelter on a temporary basis in the firehouse at 200 West Marshall Street. Over 483 individuals were served at the firehouse in 2½ months! We began a major fund raising campaign for a building. In 1981, over $52,000 had been raised and a building for shelter was secured at 2 East Main Street. This beautiful home serves homeless women and children today and remains the core program of HomeAgain.
In 1994, Emergency Shelter Inc. purchased and renovated 11 West Grace Street for the Men’s Emergency Shelter. Today this facility serves 28 gentlemen experiencing a housing crisis each night.
In 1996, a transitional program for women and children was created. This program housed families in area apartments for up to two years. Today this program has evolved into the Family INRICH Transitional program serving families in a variety of compositions, unaccompanied men, and unaccompanied women who live in scattered site apartments.
In 1998, Emergency Shelter Inc. began a partnership with the Veterans Administration and opened a beautiful facility on the Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center in 2001. This program remains the largest transitional housing program for homeless veterans.
In 2005, the name was changed to HomeAgain in order to better represent our mission within the community.
HomeAgain’s Espigh Family Shelter began serving families experiencing a housing crisis in 1981. The services offered assist families and unaccompanied women to secure and maintain permanent housing. The Family Emergency Shelter has a capacity of 27 adults and children (ages 0-18) and offers services up to 60 days. Upon arrival, residents' most basic needs of food and safe living space are provided. Then, clients are assessed for HomeAgain’s services that include substance abuse prevention, mental health, parenting, child development, tutoring, life skills, employment, and housing search. At the core of our services is engagement with the clients and development of a professional relationship. The housing focused case management process includes goal setting, handling crises as these occur, setting boundaries, modeling behaviors and using client strengths. A critical service offered to all HomeAgain’s clients is assessment of needs and referrals to existing community services.
This new project will serve families in a variety of compositions, including but not limited to, those with Veteran status. In order to qualify, the head of household must have a documented disability, and the household must be homeless, as defined by HUD. HomeAgain’s permanent supportive housing program will increase the availability of permanent housing options within our community and provide the essential supportive services necessary to maintain housing. Case Management services will be offered, and households pay 30% of their income towards rent. The remaining rent is subsidized through the program. Because housing is permanent, housholds are able to remain in this program for as long as they require assistance.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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