MVHO CEO Debbie Watts Robinson and staff were honored to have City of Dayton Mayor Jeffrey Mims, Jr. visit MVHO facilities today. Thank you, Mayor Mims!
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LeRoy sighed relief when MVHO property manager DeLisa Herring gave him the keys to his apartment. He was homeless, and the eviction on his record made him ineligible for some housing options. MVHO gave him an opportunity, and LeRoy said he could not have found a better place to live.
At 76 years old, LeRoy talked about life’s challenges. He said he prayed for strength to overcome the drug problem that led to incarceration and homelessness upon release. He spent three and a half weeks in the ICU because of a COVID infection that resulted in a brush with death and lingering respiratory problems.
Drug-free and stably housed, LeRoy was philosophical about the turn of events. He said change is good and that he spends his time on simple pleasures, church, and relaxing at home. He appreciates where he is now, and DeLisa said he is a model tenant.
MVHO PATH is handing out water to persons living on the streets to help them stay hydrated during this heat wave. We can’t say enough great things about the MVHO outreach team!
Love is a Verb is supplying Love Bins filled with toiletries and other supplies for Project Clean. MVHO is grateful for this fantastic community partner. We enjoyed a site visit from Liz, Brandon, and Founder Nicole Weaver.
Residents in active recovery and the recovery community are invited to join MVHO and Greater West Dayton Incubator at the Montgomery Co. Business Solutions Center on June 16th at 6 PM to learn about resources for entrepreneurship.
Miami Valley Housing Opportunities has been chosen as a Host Organization for a Del Mar Encore Fellow and seeking applicants! This initiative of The Dayton Foundation deploys highly skilled older adults into the community to work as Fellows on significant issues. The one-year part-time position with MVHO will explore possibilities and challenges in providing stable, affordable housing for emerging vulnerable populations in the Dayton region. The closing date to apply is June 17, 2022. For details, please visit https://mvho.org/about-mvho/employment-opportunities/. MVHO is grateful to the DMH-Dayton, Inc. Fund of The Dayton Foundation for making this initiative possible. https://www.daytonfoundation.org/delmarencore.html
At age 55, William is excited about being able to file a tax return for the very first time! This new chapter in his life began after his release from prison in 2021. Denied housing due to his criminal background, the Community Transition Program (CTP) offered the support he needed. MVHO Reentry Program Director Penney and Case Managers Sherrita and Darren assisted him with CTP services, including locating his housing.
William was overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity to participate in CTP because it gave him a glimpse of what he could achieve. Before his incarceration, he sold drugs, but now he never wants to go back to that life. Obtaining employment has given him a sense of peace and self-respect.
“This is just the beginning. I look forward to going to work every day, no matter how tired I am. For my remaining time, I want to have a good life. I want to purchase a home. I want to be there for my grandchildren. Tell Ms. Penney she saved my life!”
More about MVHO Reentry programs https://mvho.org/programs/rental-assistance/re-entry/
Project Clean is up and running for the season! This Hope in Motion mobile unit provides laundry and shower services for individuals living on the streets. MVHO outreach team members Kimo (l) and TJ (r) are there to help.
Meredith Moss with the Dayton Daily News lets you know how you can support Miami Valley Housing Opportunities in her Make A Difference column. Read more here: You can help Miami Valley agency aid the homeless