October update

i October 16th, 2015 by Michael Etheridge, Associate Director



Friends,

Fall is here! The Haven is thriving as we have been open for 1 year and 6 months as of yesterday. We have worked on our Mission and Vision statements to capture what the Haven stands for and where the Haven is going. I am excited about our future and continued success! With that being said here are some updates:


Guest update:

We have six guests in shelter. Three out of the six guests are working and saving money. One guest is scheduled to transition to his apartment in about a week or so. Guests continue to respond positively to community organizations that come to the Haven and present information on what they do in the community.


Haven employee update:

We are looking to fill the overnight (during the week) position (12a-8a) and the every weekend (Sat and Sun) daytime position (8a-4p). Please email me if you are interested. We really need volunteers to help cover shifts as we have gone through another staffing change.


Volunteer/Fundraiser update:

Our volunteer committee elected not to have the rummage sale this year. They have other plans for the rummage sale and what it will look like next year. On Tuesday October 27th from 4p-8pm A&W will be sponsoring the Haven for a fundraiser. 10% of those sales will go to the Haven. Please come support us at A&W and come hungry :) The Haven will have a pancake breakfast at Applebee's on Saturday December 12th from 7am-10am. Tickets are on sale RIGHT NOW for $5.00. If you want to sale/purchase tickets please contact me at the Haven (920-652-9110)or Dustin at dlwernli@yahoo.com. We have other events coming during Homeless Hunger Awareness week that starts November 15th - 22nd. If you want to know more about these upcoming events, please join us at the next volunteer committee meeting which will be held on Monday November 9th at the Haven from 6pm-7:15pm. If you are interested in being a volunteer shelter monitor, I will have a training on Wednesday November 4th from 6pm-7:30pm. Hope to see you there :) Also, I will be announcing our Volunteer Coordinator next week.

If you have any questions please let me know.


Regards,

Michael J. Etheridge
Director
The Haven of Manitowoc County, Inc.
Email: metheridge@thehavenofmanitowoc.org
Phone: 920-652-9110