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.
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.
Many thanks to the more than a dozen local sponsors — businesses and individuals – who made Robed in Love on Oct. 24 a big success!
Please thank these individuals and patron these businesses.
Raise funds, awareness and combat hunger in West Volusia, with The Empty Bowls Project in DeLand!
Ticket holders come to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church from 5 – 7 p.m., Oct. 20, to choose from clay pottery bowls made by local professionals and amateurs, enjoy a soup dinner and take their bowl home as a reminder of those whose bowls are empty.
Funds benefit Faith At Work and The Neighborhood Center. Click to reserve your space.
Robed in Love — 8 – 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24
Wayne G. Sanborn Center, DeLand
This inaugural breakfast tribute will honor 2018 “Love Local Award” recipients Ed and Pauline Lacey for their incredible support of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia, thank the community, build awareness of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia and its mission, and earn revenue for the organization with an annual tribute breakfast.
Registration is available online at www.lovelocalnhc.org and will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
And of course, we welcome you to invite any friends, family and colleagues who’d hate to miss it, too!
We hope you can attend Robed in Love on Oct. 24 and help us honor the Laceys for all their support of The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia. We certainly would enjoy a wonderful morning together.
SPONSORSHIPS: Are available, too, from $500 – $5,000. (Email firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship details.)