Thank You Thursday
June 20, 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Come down to Francis House Center, meet our staff and enjoy some fun social time! This is our way to say thank you to our volunteers and supporters, as well as, welcome new friends to Francis House Center! We will have some delicious snacks and drinks. Come join us in taking a little time to unwind and socialize. Bring a friend!
This is the Job Development Center in Francis House Center during a rare quiet moment. We will soon have new computer equipment to better assist our clients with becoming gainfully employed.
It is with deep gratitude that we thank Sierra Health Foundation, a private philanthropy dedicated to promoting health equity and a healthful life for all people in our region through partnership and innovation! We have been approved for a $15,000 grant as part of their 2013 Responsive Grants Program funding. This grant will be used to upgrade the computer lab in our Job Development Center including new hardware, software and improved networking capabilities. In the first quarter of 2013, we saw 1,200 clients in the JDC, helping them prepare resumes and secure work. Our mission is to provide relief, resources and hope to transform individuals and families from a struggle for survival to a plan for their success. Having a job is critical to being able to secure housing and a sense of productivity and stability.
Francis House Center has been serving the homeless and impoverished for more than 42 years. We are a community-based organization providing some of the most basic services and resources to those living on the edge. We believe that every individual deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. That is why we are here to help...to give the disenfranchised and the destitute a little hope and a helping hand to get them started on their way to self-sufficiency and self-respect. In all reality, it could be any one of us.
Photo by Jill Booth Macdonell
"I came to Francis House looking for help in whatever was offered. Yvette got me off the street and into a safe, drug free environment. If it were not for her help I would still be on the streets, or possibly dead. I wouldn't be where I am at if it weren't for Yvette and Francis House." Wesley, 20
"I heard about Francis House and they were a life saver. They gave me and my son hope, a room for a week and food. The staff is wonderful. You never know about life. One day you are working and everything's fine and the next day you lose your job, your house and you're homeless. You never know." Royal