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“Without them (People Incorporated), we would still be homeless. They are truly a blessing. . . Thanks to them we have our life back.”
—Bernice and Raymond Large, Rapid Re-housing Program
Bringing stability, health and hope
CLIENT: Patricia Presley
PROGRAM: Domestic Violence Shelter and
Rapid Re-Housing PARTNERS: Virginia DHCD
RESULT: Escapeddomesticabuse Received counseling
Raised self-esteem Secured stable housing
People Incorporated also helps individuals and families avoid homelessness, improve their health and living situations, and learn coping and money management skills.
The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program is just one of the tools People Incorporated uses to assist those who are teetering on the brink of homelessness. Families like Bernice and Raymond Large (above) receive help to quickly locate housing, as well as assistance with security deposits and initial rental payments.
Sometimes, desperation leads to rescue, notes Patricia Presley (left) of Lebanon, Virginia. “I can’t count the ways that People Incorporated has helped me,” she said. In April 2016, Presley sought a safe haven through the Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach Program. There, she was assigned an advocate who helped her obtain immediate legal assistance (to guarantee safety); various kinds of advocacy support (social services, court and housing); and emergency shelter, food, clothing and transportation. While at the shelter, she also received counseling and attended support groups, both of which gave her self-assurance and hope. Now, Presley helps others by volunteering with the program.
Clients improve their health and sustainability
• 49 adults obtained healthcare
• 638 children obtained healthcare
• 610 children developed school readiness skills
• 53 children achieved permanent homes
• 623 families maintained safe and affordable housing
• 83 people obtained emergency shelter
• 42 homes were weatherized
Building Futures, Realizing Dreams

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