Wine To Water Returns August 5

Join us for a wonderful evening of camaraderie, wine and delicious appetizers as we raise funds for The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia! The 7th Annual Wine To Water fundraiser will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at The Elusive Grape in Downtown DeLand.

Each donation supports the water fund of The Neighborhood Center, which helps families remain in their homes by funding safe, clean water. Tickets are available for a $100 donation each, and sponsorships are available as well. Contact event chair Gery Walker for details at gerywalker@aol.com or 386-748-2511.

Empty Bowls of West Volusia: Tickets on sale now!

Thursday, March 28 | 5-8 p.m.VENUE 142, Downtown DeLand

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! THANK YOU, WEST VOLUSIA!

Though this event is sold out, we still need and welcome your support. Give a one-time or recurring gift at http://www.lovelocalnhc.org. Thank you!

Enjoy an inspiring meal and silent auction with friends and family while helping eradicate hunger in West Volusia by raising funds for The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia’s emergency food bank and daily food pantry.

Tickets include: Handmade Bowl | Soup | Bread | Dessert | Water/Tea | Silent Auction

$20 adult (12 and up); Child: 1 free with 1 paid adult
($10 for additional children under 12)

The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia to open more beds for West Volusia’s homeless on December 15

Housing for the homeless will continue its unstoppable expansion in West Volusia County on Saturday, Dec. 15. The morning will be marked by a 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting for Home Grant House, 417 S. Palmetto Ave., DeLand. The public is welcome to attend.

Join us on Saturday as we expand housing for the homeless in West Volusia with the Home Grant House.

Home Grant House will provide housing for five adults who are transitioning from emergency housing with the goal of permanent housing and independence. The home has five bedrooms and baths with a communal cooking and eating area.

Home Grant House was purchased and renovated by Volusia County Council funds. The renovation was completed this fall by the City of DeLand. Renovations included interior and exterior repairs, complete reconstruction of walls, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, kitchen and finishes. Work also included a fire suppression and alarm system and lead paint abatement.

The City of DeLand also constructed a new water main on Palmetto Avenue to serve Home Grant House, The Neighborhood Center Thrift Store conversion, and the proposed “Bridge” project: a 20-bed, 5,000-square-foot shelter and day center. The Bridge will be constructed by the City of DeLand and managed by The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia. Construction will begin in early 2019.

The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, 434 S. Woodland Blvd., is the area’s leader in housing the formerly homeless, and thus far in 2018 has provided transitional and emergency housing services to 583 residents. The new 5-bed Home Grant House brings the number of West Volusia beds available for emergency and transitional housing to 167. Further, thus far in 2018, 92 formerly homeless households found homes through The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia’s programs. These include 20 housed in Community Housing Development Organization units, 15 housed in Neighborhood Stabilization unites and 57 housed in Housing and Urban Development units.

For more information about The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, visit www.neighborhoodcenterwv.org.