A Woodbridge-based non-profit is providing hope to many community members.
Good Shepherd Housing Foundation (GSHF) seeks to provide shelter to the homeless.
Several individuals and organizations — government agencies, non-profits and for-profits — work together to help the GSHF complete its mission.
GSHF recognized many of its supporters at the Door to Hope Community Impact Awards Ceremony and Brunch Event.
It was held at Old Hickory Golf Club in Woodbridge last week.
“These awards — this ceremony — is based on our need to recognize them,” GSHF President Valerie Meale said.
Homeless individuals and families come to the foundation from shelters or transitional housing programs. Others are at risk of becoming homeless.
“But no matter the path that initially leads the client to our door — be it mental illness, or homelessness, or lack of affordable options — the commonality among them is that without stable housing, hope is almost impossible,” Meale said. “And with stable housing, parents can plan for their childrens’ future, further their education, access healthcare, maintain employment, and achieve their highest personal best … The assistance that we provide empowers families to no longer merely survive, but to thrive.”
Here are the award recipients:
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