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Connecting Individuals in Crisis

The system to access homeless services may be a bit difficult to understand. A lot of people ask us: Can people go straight to a HomeAgain shelter? What is a referral? Who should I call?… And as homeless services continue to adapt to the needs of its population, the services

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Meet our New Intern: Micaela Hernandez

Meet  Micaela Hernandez! Micaela is currently attending Virginia Commonwealth University to obtain her bachelors in Social Work. This is what she shared with us her first week in: “I am super interested in working with military families overseas and learning more about different cultures. My passion is throwing myself into

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Homelessness Statistics: infographic series pt. 1

The national data is presented by the National Alliance to End Homelessness  and our local numbers are thanks to the efforts of HomeAgain as part of the Greater Richmond Continuum of Care through the Point in Time Count survey conducted by Homeward.  

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Being a part of the solution, one household at a time.

Through our clients’ experiences, we are able to see that homelessness is a unique to each of them. While many may struggle with similar barriers, no intervention will be the same. All around the country, and in every community, solutions are being implemented to better streamline the resources for those

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Housing First: What is it?

The National Alliance to End Homelessness has published information about housing first and its programs.  Take a look at some of the facts to get a better understanding of how housing first works, and how housing first programs can help in the fight against homelessness.

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AmeriCorps as resource to ending Homelessness

Like some of the people we serve, I experienced poverty at a very early age due to the fact that I grew up in a single-parent home. However, even as a child, I knew I wanted to help others who experienced the same struggles I did. By the time I

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New Year Resolution: Housing Equality

The coming of this year brings new changes, which will impact our community and policies. For those of us who work in housing, we will witness HUD’s final rule entitled “Equal Access in Accordance with an Individual’s Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs.” Through this rule, the Federal

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Perspective Gained at Project Homeless Connect 2016

A big part of our work is advocacy. Educating our community to strengthen our effort towards ending homeless is a key piece. There are many ways we work alongside our partners towards educating the community by sharing our experiences and resources. Aside from providing tours, sharing articles, hosting events, there

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Volunteer Reflection: Project Homeless Connect 2016

As a first time participant in Project Homeless Connect, I was excited to see just how many volunteers came out to be matched with and to assist homeless individuals who were seeking help. While getting the event going does take quite a long time, and there is a great deal

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Winter is Coming… A Devastating Reality for the Homeless

For the homeless, it is no winter wonderland. The first yellow leaf announces the coming of fall, and winter; and with it, the holiday season. Families gather together to celebrate what they are thankful for, their beliefs, and family heritage. It is the time for hot chocolate and cozy blankets,

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