From the President, Krista Schooley:
Excuse me as I shed a tear or two of excitement and gratitude!
The habitation is an official state recognized Non Profit!!
Now on to become official a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit so we can get grants and give donors a tax write off for monetary gifts!!
Join us for a fun afternoon for food & fun! Saturday May, 2nd at the Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna.
We’d like to welcome you to The Habitation- Tiny House Village for the Unhoused!
This is our best resource to see what’s happening as we build the homeless on the Central Kenai Peninsula a self-built, self-sustaining village. Here you will find updates on meetings, needs, and how you can help with the Community.
Our meetings are every 1st & 3rd Monday, 6:30, at the Soldotna Creek Park new Pavilion area (weather permitting).
With moving into the Summer season we have many volunteer projects coming your way, so keep an eye out on our website under Calendar of Events at http://www.thehabitationak.com
***we are still looking for Board Members with experience in the nonprofit sector that have experience with grants, housing, and case managers/workers. Must be willing to give minimum of 5 hours of volunteer work a week and take on a committee or two.
****We are currently looking for a donated temporary dry place to do summer projects with pallets.
For more information contact Krista at 252.2081
The Greater Seattle Cares program published this report in 2013 on 26 commonly held misconceptions about homelessness. These myths & facts apply across the nation, no matter what location.
Here’s an excerpt and fundamental philosophy shared by The Habitation:
“Ending a complex problem like homelessness requires a commitment from all members of our community–government officials, philanthropies, faith and civic groups, communities of color and their institutions and organizations, businesses including small business owners, housing and service providers, and concerned individuals…As a community we can–and we will–end homelessness.”
The state of being homeless is a multifaceted issue for many. A one-size-fits-all approach to eliminating homelessness does not work. We need multiple options available to meet the needs of the unhoused. With community involvement we can make a difference! Will you help us in our efforts to bring a Tiny House Village to the Kenai Peninsula? If you would like to find out how you can volunteer, please contact Krista Schooley at 907-252-2081 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whose job is it to care for the needs of the homeless and poor?
“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
― Sam Levenson
Welcome to our new “home”. This blog will be our base for information about the Tiny House movement and efforts to end homelessness. Will will be focusing on issues that face our community: the homeless and extreme weather; unhoused teens, families and singles; health issues; building a brighter future; and all topics that are relevant to our cause as well as updates about our progress here at The Habitation. Wont you join us?
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