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2018 Stories

In the media

1/30/18: Homeward's 20th annual Point-in-Time count
1/30/18: Past 'History Maker'...

2016 Stories

11/17/16: Help put an end to homelessness
11/15/16: Volunteers offer resources and services with Project Homeless Connect
11/15/16: Event coordinates services for homeless
07/20/16: McAuliffe Announces 10.5 Percent Decrease in Overall Homelessness 
04/29/16: Homeward's important mission
02/24/16: Before the crack of dawn, social workers seek out the county’s homeless
02/16/16: Second generation collective impact
01/27/16: In Chesterfield, beyond the cul-de-sacs, homelessness persists
01/27/16: Concerned about violence, staffing, Salvation Army ends meals program for homeless

2015 Stories

11/18/15: Has Veteran homelessness really ended in Virginia?
11/11/15: Virginia named only state to "functionally end" veteran homelessness
11/11/15: Virginia is the First State in the Nation to Functionally End Veteran Homelessness
09/14/15: Motels no substitute for stable, affordable housing
02/13/15: Homeless man and his dog getting some love and a GoFundMe campaign

2014 Stories

09/25/14: Volunteers create new websites for nonprofits
08/13/14: Rapid rehousing fuels partnerships, less homelessness
08/04/14: Why Richmond Why? They are Homeless People
07/29/14: Richmond-area homeless agency appeals for shelter help
06/13/14: Horne: Good news on the homelessness front
03/31/14: Honors society collects toiletries for homeless

2013 Stories

12/21/13: Richmond church among hundreds Friday that honored homeless who died
12/08/13: Homeward gets $200K grant to reduce homelessness
11/12/13: Are homeless using cold weather overflow shelters?
05/28/13: 2013 History Makers: Homeward
04/19/13: City requests plan to continue services provided by Freedom House
04/16/13: Homelessness down in Richmond but gaps remain

2018

2017

Randall Hicks Award- Fletcher Johnson, Liberation Veteran Services

Steve Neathery Award- Geenen Howard, Housing Families First

Homeward Volunteer- Karen Stanley, CARITAS

Homeward Community Champion Award- Bill Shelton

Homeward Community Connector Award- Matt Leslie

 2016

Steve Neathery Award: Freddie Gibbs, The Daily Planet

Randall Hicks Award: Carolyn Leung, CARITAS

Community Champion Award: Richmond's First Baptist Church

Zero:2016 Leadership Award: Jacob Snow, Commonwealth Catholic Charities

2015

Randall Hicks Award: Georgi Fisher

Steve Neathery Award: Jimmy Fenner

Innovation in Homeless Services Award: Greater Richmond Regional Hotline

Community Champion Award: Darcy Oman, The Community Foundation

Zero:2016 Leadership Award: Celie Weaver, VA Supportive Housing

 2014

 Randall Hicks Award: Crystal Rivera

Steve Neathery Award: Lindell Sykes

Outstanding Faith Partner Award: Cool Spring Baptist Church

Special Commendation for Services to People Experiencing Homelessness: Commonwealth Catholic Charities 

Homeward Volunteer of the Year Award: Christy Jones

Bon Secours Community Impact Award: James E. Ukrop

Outstanding Business Partner Award: Capital One

2013

Randall Hicks Award: Tenelle Walker

Steve Neathery Award: Greg Johnson

Snagajob.com Innovation in Homeless Services Provision: Richmond Area Collaborative to End Chronic Homelessness

Bon Secours Outstanding Community Partner: Furniture and Restoration Team of Specialists

Outstanding Volunteer: Natalie May

2012

Randall Hicks Award: Walter Randall

Steve Neathery Award: Calendria Jones

Snagajob.com Innovation in Homeless Services Provision: Flager Services for Homeless Families

Bon Secours Outstanding Business Partnership: Freedom House and Admiral Security

Outstanding Board Member: Ali Fannon and Tom Thomson

Homeward's Volunteer of the Year: Dr. Beverly Aurand

2011

Snagajob.com Innovation in Homeless Services Provision: Project HOPE Unit

Outstanding Business Partnership: CARITAS and Estes Trucking

Outstanding Board Member or Volunteer: Channy Franko and Lynn Bevins

Excellence in Case Managment Private Sector: Virginia Supportive Housing Housing Team

Randall Hicks Award: Rick Harris

Steve Neathery Award: Donna Rowe

Homewaed's Volunteer of the Year: Providence UMC Missions Team

2010

Innovation in Homeless Services Provision: Virginia Supportive Housing

Outstanding Business Partnership: Caritas and PODS

Outstanding Board Member or Volunteer: Anna McKenney

Excellence in Case Management Private Sector: Cheryl Hunt

Randall Hicks Award: Ashley Menendez 

Steve Neathery Award: Charles Fitzgerald

Homeward's Volunteer of the Year: Jenny Bliley

Homeward's Connecting Compassion to Solutions Lifetime Achievement Award: Jerry Chaney

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PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 3, 2015

Homeward Recognizes Homeless Service Providers for Progress in Ending Homelessness in Greater Richmond

Homeward, a collective impact agency working to end homelessness in Greater Richmond, will host its ninth annual Regional Best Practices Conference to Prevent and End Homelessness on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at the Capital One Town Center located on 15000 Capital One Drive, Richmond, VA 23238. The conference will emphasize innovative practices and collaborative partnerships that have fueled year over year reductions in regional homelessness since 2009. The Trends and Innovations Luncheon during the conference will recognize individuals and organizations who are going above and beyond to transition our most vulnerable neighbors into permanent housing.

2015 Award Winners Include:

- Steve Neathery Overcoming Homelessness Award: Jimmy Fenner, HomeAgain

- Randall Hicks Excellence in Homeless Services Award: Georgi Fisher, Virginia Supportive Housing

- Zero: 2016 Leadership Award: Celie Weaver, Virginia Supportive Housing

- Innovation in Homeless Services: Greater Richmond Regional Domestic Violence Hotline

- Community Champion Award: Darcy Oman, The Community Foundation

Norm Suchar, Director of HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, will be keynoting the 2015 conference and will highlight strategic initiatives ending homelessness in communities across the country. Conference themes include building partnerships between workforce development and homeless services, developing standardized processes to more quickly and effectively respond to immediate housing crises, and securing affordable housing resources.

Homeward, a 501(c)3 collective impact nonprofit founded in 1998, works to end homelessness through data collection and trend analysis, building and sustaining collaborative partnerships, and building the capacity of our regional homeless service system to effectively serve clients so that homelessness becomes rare, brief, and non-recurring in our community. To learn more about Homeward visit www.homewardva.org.



PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 3, 2015

Homeward Recognizes Homeless Service Providers for Progress in Ending Homelessness in Greater Richmond

Homeward, a collective impact agency working to end homelessness in Greater Richmond, will host its ninth annual Regional Best Practices Conference to Prevent and End Homelessness on Friday, June 5th, 2015 at the Capital One Town Center located on 15000 Capital One Drive, Richmond, VA 23238. The conference will emphasize innovative practices and collaborative partnerships that have fueled year over year reductions in regional homelessness since 2009. The Trends and Innovations Luncheon during the conference will recognize individuals and organizations who are going above and beyond to transition our most vulnerable neighbors into permanent housing.

2015 Award Winners Include:

- Steve Neathery Overcoming Homelessness Award: Jimmy Fenner, HomeAgain

- Randall Hicks Excellence in Homeless Services Award: Georgi Fisher, Virginia Supportive Housing

- Zero: 2016 Leadership Award: Celie Weaver, Virginia Supportive Housing

- Innovation in Homeless Services: Greater Richmond Regional Domestic Violence Hotline

- Community Champion Award: Darcy Oman, The Community Foundation

Norm Suchar, Director of HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, will be keynoting the 2015 conference and will highlight strategic initiatives ending homelessness in communities across the country. Conference themes include building partnerships between workforce development and homeless services, developing standardized processes to more quickly and effectively respond to immediate housing crises, and securing affordable housing resources.

Homeward, a 501(c)3 collective impact nonprofit founded in 1998, works to end homelessness through data collection and trend analysis, building and sustaining collaborative partnerships, and building the capacity of our regional homeless service system to effectively serve clients so that homelessness becomes rare, brief, and non-recurring in our community. To learn more about Homeward visit www.homewardva.org.



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