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Celebrating Volunteers During National Volunteer Week and Always: A note from Taylor

We have a variety of volunteers. Some belong to community or corporate groups, while others volunteer with their partner, children, or individually. However, all of our volunteers share in one important trait: you show up for others. From the simplicity of personal birthday cakes and the arrangement of beautiful, individualized new homes, to the intentional shopping for families’ needs, and everything in between, what seems like a simple donation of time and energy, brings bright smiles and comfort to families and grateful spirits to our staff team.

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Supporter Spotlight: The Bohuslav Family

As we have been striving to continue moving in families who are currently in need of homes to “shelter in place”, we have been grateful for a committed staff team, willing to take extra time and precautions to ensure our community says safe and healthy. We also enlisted a bit of help from Board Member, Katy Bohuslav, and her family unit to set up the home. Katy, her husband, Thomas, and son, Jack came in with bandanas, put on fresh gloves, and disinfected the surfaces before leaving. Their college-age son, Will, participated virtually from his college town apartment.

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Staff Picks: Resources Our Program Team Recommends

During the last several weeks, our community has adjusted to a changing environment. The Saint Louise House program team has been working hard to make adjustments that support families’ needs, including shifting from face-to-face case management meetings to phone calls, and providing at-the-door contactless delivery of food, supplies and activities.

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Washers and Dryers Bring Opportunity

Every mom, regardless of resources or income level, wants more time in the day. For Saint Louise House families, time is especially precious because it translates into opportunity – the opportunity to gain more education, seek gainful employment, transport children to quality childcare, and care for their family. Imagine the time involved with taking laundry and children on the bus to a laundromat to ensure clean clothes for your family.

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