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Meet Our New Volunteer Coordinator: Jasetyn Hatcher

Jasetyn “Jase” Hatcher joins HomeAgain through the VHA AmeriCorps VISTA Program. At HomeAgain, Jase will primarily manage volunteer and community engagement.  She has spent over a decade living in Korea and New Zealand and speaks fluent Korean and Spanish. Jase has experience in volunteer coordination and teaching English as a

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It’s Veteran’s Season at HomeAgain

You may be wondering what we mean by “Veteran’s Season.” It is the time of year from now through July 9th at HomeAgain where we honor those who have served our country. We believe that veterans should never be homeless. When Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the end of functional veteran

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Meet New Director of Development: Jessica Wells

Jessica Wells has joined HomeAgain as the new Director of Development. She has nearly a decade of experience working in Greater Richmond area nonprofits. Jessica served as the Marketing and Development Associate at project: HOMES, where online giving tripled and overall individual contributions increased by 20%.  Once a student volunteer at the Espigh

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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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HomeAgain Director of Programs Recounts Bosnian War

So far this Veterans Season, HomeAgain has feature current clients in our Veteran’s Transitional Housing Program. Today, however, we will feature the story of our Director of Programs, Sean Monroe, who is a veteran of the United States Army and was once homeless. Sean left his home, in Charlottesville, at

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Veteran Recounts “Living Invisible” On the Streets

  Adopted at infancy, Keith Shepperson, was raised right here in Richmond. He shared memories of growing up in the city, attending Armstrong High School, and having a lifelong interest in technical engineering. “I was always tinkering with everything and fascinated by how it worked,” he said. That interest led Keith

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Veteran Describes Vietnam & Addiction

William Piersall is a 61-year-old navy veteran, born and raised in Richmond, who served for two years during the Vietnam War. He is now a resident at our Veteran’s Transitional Shelter because of the struggles that led to his homelessness. Unlike some other servicemen, William was willing to talk about

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Former Client Joins Board of Directors

(Pictured above: Alan Bartlett discusses his responsibilities as a new board member with Executive Director, Lorae Ponder.)   Alan Bartlett recalls living in a room with no windows, a stranger in the other bed, and with feelings of desperation. Before finding himself at our Emergency Men’s shelter, he was a volunteer

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