The Family Shelter is comprised of 21 units for adult(s) and children, with one room accommodating families of as many as 10 people; one room designed for as many as eight people; one room for as many as six people; and 18 rooms designed to accommodate as many as four people. In addition, there are six rooms for pregnant women in their third trimester, or for single moms with babies (age 2 and younger).
This endowment will provide a steady stream of income to maintain and run the shelter no matter how the winds of economic change hit our region. Your support is vital to creating a stable shelter,a stable home, for families in unsteady times.
Volunteers of America was one of four organizations that originally received contracts from the Reno City Council Sept. 24, 2008, to provide services to the Reno area’s homeless. Volunteers of America/ReStart also is operating the city’s Women’s Shelter, as well as the Men’s Shelter, at the 52,000-square-foot Record Street campus. Volunteers of America/ReStart provides enhanced services designed to provide homeless individuals and families the resources and services that will get them back on their feet.
“For the children, this gives them some normalcy,” said Volunteers of America CEO and president Leo McFarland of the new Family Shelter. “It becomes home so they lose some of the stigma (of being homeless).”
Volunteers of America/ReStart is currently offering tours of the Family Shelter to interested community members. For more information,visit Reno Family Shelter website call Community Relations and Development Officer Sandy Isham at 775.322.7143, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.