Homeward Bound receives $35,000 grant from Community Foundation of Henderson County

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Homeward Bound Receives Funds from the Community Foundation of Henderson County

Hendersonville, NC (May 25, 2016): Homeward Bound of WNC is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a grant on behalf of the Henderson County Homeless Coalition in the amount of $35,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County.

David Jacklin, the Director of Homeward Bound Henderson County program, says “These funds will be used to support the work of Glori Keating, who will work on behalf of the Henderson County Homeless Coalition to provide Coordinated Assessment services in Henderson County. These services include Prevention and Diversion screenings to help keep individuals and families from becoming homeless by directing them to the most appropriate resources.”

Keating will be coordinating the efforts of the community to provide Prevention and Diversion screenings. Her work is two-fold in that she will focus on the community and client needs and will conduct assessments of people who are currently homeless. Keating will have consistent interaction with participating community partners by providing training and outreach, and engaging potential providers. The assessments that she will conduct for individuals in need will help clients get the appropriate referral to community services after their needs are determined.

“Glori’s work will be not only to make the appropriate referrals, but to follow up with clients and providers to ensure the client obtained the appropriate services,” Jacklin continues. “This is a crucial position for Henderson County because of the accountability component — client and organization accountability.”

“We are grateful to the Community Foundation of Henderson County for providing the resources needed to provide the best services possible to our neighbors living without housing,” says Beth Russo, Director of Communication and Annual Giving for Homeward Bound. “This grant makes that possible.”

To learn more about the work of Homeward Bound, please visit www.homewardboundwnc.org .

The Community Foundation of Henderson County was founded in 1982 and supports charitable programs in the greater Henderson County area.


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