Since starting with Harvest House in October 2017, Shaelina has been a part of the production of our annual fundraiser, the Home Again Luncheon, and the creation of our new viewbook, that you hopefully saw at the luncheon or on a tour with us. She has sent thank you letters for your donations, given tours of Harvest House, worked with our awesome print-marketing company OnetoOne to get our stories out to you, made some (ongoing) improvements to our website and social media presence, and helped with the creation of the Find Your Story video. “I’ve had so much fun learning – every day is something new. I’ve been exercising and improving my design skills, attending mentor groups, luncheons, and webinars hosted by the awesome AFP and CWC-FPRA chapters, and meeting with our clients and case managers and hearing the amazing, real stories happening every day!”
One her favorite parts of working at Harvest House is our willingness to try new things. This is an organization where every single person on our team truly loves people and wants to play their unique part in furthering our mission. This means taking risks, making tough decisions often without a previous example to follow, and overcoming obstacles with grace and persistence.
“During my first month on the job, Erin and Jim held a training for the Freedom staff and invited me to attend. Towards the end of the training, everyone went around the room and shared a picture of themselves from their childhood and a story about the people most influential in their lives. I was floored. I had never met a more amazing, powerful, courageous, good-hearted group of people in my life. 15 people, from all over the country, with wildly different backgrounds, childhoods, and characters, all intersected right there in Jim’s living room, as a family. The transparency of everyone’s hearts during those moments shocked me because I had ever experienced something like that before. Hearing their stories allowed me to feel a piece of what they felt, develop a newfound respect for them, and admire and applaud their career choice with Harvest House. They are serving others every day in ways that they needed people to serve them.”
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Please note, submitting an application for an NSP Affordable Rental does not guarantee housing. Units do not become available very often, so Harvest House will hold your application for 6 months in case a unit becomes available. The NSP program has strict gross income limits that are determined by HUD. Please see the chart below to ensure that your household meets the income requirements. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting an application does not guarantee housing. Our goal is to serve as many families as possible, but due to limitations, we select those with the highest acuity of need first. We hold applications for 6 months in case an opening fits the needs of each applicant over that time period.
Home Again is a housing program that helps families prepare for long-term housing stability. The best fit for the program is families that have many challenges to housing, but are willing to engage with the program to improve their housing situation. Families must be willing to set goals, meet regularly with a case manager, attend life skills classes, and participate in individual housing stability plans.