A Prince William volunteer’s generosity is getting noticed at the state level.
The House of Delegates and Senate are commending Joyce Entremont, a volunteer for Streetlight Community Outreach Ministries, for helping the less fortunate.
Streetlight is a Woodbridge-based non-profit that seeks to help the poor and homeless in Prince William and surrounding counties.
Del. Lee Carter introduced the resolution, which is commending Entremont for helping many homeless people receive health care and dental care, and get into rehab.
“This past year and a half, we have been very successful in getting some of these guys out of the woods that have some pretty serious issues with addiction, whether it be drugs or alcohol,” Entremont said.
Volunteering for Streetlight has given Entremont the opportunity to do what she loves.
“I really have a passion for helping the homeless and being connected with Streetlight has made things a little bit easier, because they have so many resources and so many services available,” she said.
Streetlight offers a shelter that it is open every night. It plans to open a HOPE Center that will offer apartments and support services for the homeless.
The non-profit needs financial support for the HOPE Center to become a reality.
“We need some serious help from the community,” Entremont said. “Big money is needed to get this up off the ground.”
To help with the HOPE Center project, contact Entremont or Streetlight Community Outreach Ministries Executive Director Rose Powers.