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Folsom Winter Shelter
FWS is a nomad shelter, meaning it has no devoted space but utilizes space graciously provided by faith communities in the city. The shelter is staffed by volunteers (over 350 last year) who commit to deliver the services needed to provide safety, shelter, food and transportation to individuals in need. The FWS also gives us an opportunity to meet people and listen to them; perhaps offering help that they didn’t know was available through some of our other HART programs
We need your help in financing this shelter. There is need of sanitizing and health products, clothing, dinner and breakfast foods, gas and maintenance of HART van, insurance, toiletries, sleeping bags and cots, first aid supplies, and we are hoping to support a shower trailer this year for our guests. We are blessed to have some items donated at times but we need your financial contributions to make the FWS a success. Our budget this year is $7,500.
We are committed to this program and to spend all funds in a responsible manner. Can you help us provide for Folsom residents who need, for various reasons, our assistance? This may be the best gift you give this year!
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HART for Housing
As HART continues to identify needs we are now focusing on housing for our clients that have jobs or are ready to begin working and are living on the streets of Folsom. This initiative begins by establishing a designated fund that will only be used to provide housing for our clients. By providing transitional housing, we can continue our work with individuals to become self-sufficient and independent. We currently estimate that each room we provide, including utilities and upkeep of the program, will cost approximately $750/month or $9,000/year. We are currently seeking to assist six to nine working individuals at a time, with mentors in our program, secure transitional housing for a period of approximately six month. During those six months we will be working to assist them to obtain more permanent housing. Once they have found more permanent housing we will then select another individual for the transitional housing and keep working to reduce homelessness in Folsom one person at a time.
Recognizing that our need is immediate we are requesting $25 a month or more from 120 people. Will you join us in this effort to provide transitional housing to those working, but living on the streets of Folsom? The Hart for Housing fund will allow us to alleviate this very challenging hurdle and support their employment and self-sufficiency endeavor.
Thank you for your generosity!
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HART Operational Fund
We do have some “hard costs” (operating expenses) that we budget for: these expenses include insurance, software, office equipment and supplies, postage, printing, promotional or advertising items, bus passes, gas cards, laundry vouchers, and other expenses to meet our clients urgent and immediate needs as we help them get on their feet.
Each year we estimate needing approximately $8000 to cover these expenses – we appreciate any amount you can give to help us continue helping for the homeless in Folsom.
Thank you for your generosity!
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