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Lisa’s VISTA Experience

By Lisa Sewell My VISTA assignment was to help the Texarkana Homeless Coalition implement a coordinated entry (CE) system mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Coordinated entry is a process that prioritizes the most vulnerable homeless people for housing. My first …

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Using OAT for SOAR

By Melina Lasater, THN VISTA SOAR State Coordinator Did you know there is a step-by-step guide on how to set up OAT? Download the guide and set yours up today! Why Track Outcomes? Expand your SOAR initiative Persuade potential partners …

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2018 NAEH Family and Youth Conference

By Caitlin Bayer Each year in the spring, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) convenes the nation’s experts in ending homelessness to share information and resources on ending homelessness for families with children and youth. This year, THN was …

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Early intervention for infants and toddlers

Texas Health and Human Services, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Health and Human Services (HHS), Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program is a state-wide comprehensive system of services that provides early intervention for infants and toddlers birth to 36 months of age …

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We can do hard things (together)!

By Jen Hellow, SOAR Statewide VISTA Member   One of my oldest friends came to town a month or so before I was scheduled to begin my year of service last January and told me a phrase that would resonate …

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Texas Ending Homelessness Fund Kicks Off

State housing, motor vehicle agencies kick-off Texas Ending Homelessness Fund Donations now accepted when registering your vehicle (AUSTIN)  — Beginning January 1, 2018, Texans can donate to the Texas Ending Homelessness Fund (www.txhomelessfund.org) when they register or renew registration for …

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We need stories for StoryCorps

THN is honored to have been asked by StoryCorps to serve as a community partner! Not familiar with StoryCorps? StoryCorps is a national, nonprofit oral history organization that provides people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve …

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A Tribute to Carol Gresham, SAFE-T Executive Director

Written by Holly Bates and Tom Gresham SAFE-T was founded by Carol Sarmiento Gresham in 1995, due to the lack of available services and housing for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault within 60 to 100 miles of Mount …

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State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)

With the 24th annual campaign underway, many have asked how they can support Hurricane recovery efforts through the SECC.  Employees can search for SECC charities that are helping in this area by logging on and typing the words “Hurricane relief” in …

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“My Why”

by Mary Rychlik, LMSW –  What, when, where, and how we provide homeless assistance may change over time, but why remains the same: because we care about people, and we believe everyone deserves a place that is their home. I …

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Welcome Meagan Moore!

Hello! I am the new AmeriCorps VISTA Program Manager at THN. I started my career with the AmeriCorps Keep Austin Housed program providing housing stabilization assistance to people in Travis County. Since then, I have spent my career working in …

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