Posted on July 3, 2018
With the sun shining and Spring temperatures finally beginning to rise, May 9th made the perfect day for a happy hour at Hardywood Brewery. The Virginia Supportive Housing Junior Board hosted their first ever awareness event titled Hops for Housing Happy Hour in order to simply raise awareness about the mission of VSH in Virginia. We had over 75 people attend the event, including Councilwoman Kim Gray, and the Deputy Director or Health and Human Resources, Marvin Figueroa. Through the event we were able to connect with people interested in the mission, explain further what VSH does for the Richmond, Charlottesville and Hampton Roads communities, and talk about the up and coming New Clay House renovation. We were able to provide volunteer, donation and advocacy options for people interested in getting further involved.
“The permanent housing model of VSH’s mission is something the Junior Board is extremely passionate about, especially with the organization turning thirty this year. One of our 2018 goals was to identify an opportunity or platform where we could spread awareness about their mission. The happy hour allowed us to do, in addition to have the support from VSH staff.”
Overall the happy hour was a huge success. The energy and excitement in the room made it obvious that people want to help take further steps to ending homelessness in Virginia.
Posted on May 4, 2018
Virginia Supportive Housing is on a mission to end homelessness, but we can’t do it without you. Come have a beer on our Junior Board and learn about the great work VSH does in Virginia, as well as how you can make an impact locally and statewide.
When: May 9, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Tree & Gallery Bars at 2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA
Posted on June 27, 2017
Would you like to share your skills, insights, and enthusiasm with other like-minded young professionals and help end homelessness in Virginia? Then consider volunteering as a member of Virginia Supportive Housing’s Junior Board of Directors. We’re currently recruiting new members to join our Junior Board and expand our impact.
Who should consider joining our Junior Board? Young professionals under 40 who are ready to help engage the community in our mission to end homelessness in Virginia.
What does the Junior Board do? Junior Board members help end homelessness by thanking our supporters, discovering new opportunities to grow our network of support, and serving as ambassadors and advocates for VSH in the community.
Virginia Supportive Housing helps once-chronically homeless individuals reclaim their lives through permanent housing and supportive services. Junior Board members advance that mission by being aware of what we do and teaching their community how we do it. Members help us build our network of supporters through activities and events, such as an annual fundraiser that YOU can help develop.
Members are expected to attend 9 out of 12 monthly meetings annually (generally on Tuesday evenings), with volunteer and advocacy opportunities spread throughout the year.
I’m interested. What’s next? If you’re a young professional in Central Virginia who wants to help us end homelessness in the Commonwealth, please contact Matt Morrison at [email protected]. Once we have a sufficient number of qualified, interested individuals, an informational session will follow. Matt will keep you posted well in advance of the session. YOU can help us make homelessness history!