Bank of America
Volunteer Ministry Center (VMC) has been named as the 2021 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion for its work in ending homelessness and addressing the affordable housing crisis in Knoxville. Its latest project, Caswell Manor, will increase the number of permanent supportive housing units in the city, giving residents the opportunity to climb the economic ladder, many for the first time in their lives.
As part of the program, VMC will receive $50,000 in grant support and an opportunity for engagement in virtual leadership training delivered by experts in the nonprofit sector on topics like human capital management, increasing financial sustainability and storytelling.
Celebration of Home
After many years of homelessness and living on the streets Jimmy recently celebrated two years in housing last month! During this time, he has flourished and truly made his apartment his home. Congratulations Jimmy!
VMC expanded its Street Outreach services this month through the addition of shower trailers to help connect those most in need to housing services. The shower trailers will serve neighbors that are experiencing homelessness that have connected with a Street Outreach Case Manager. VMC is excited to not only meet a critical need but also to provide another way to connect and build relationships that lead to housing.