2016 Volunteer Project
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Come to the Compliance & Ethics Institute early and help us give back to the community! Registration is free for this event and provides you with a volunteer t-shirt, lunch, and transportation to and from the project location. It’s a great networking opportunity with fellow conference attendees, speakers and SCCE board members. Be sure to select the volunteer project option on your registration form.
For those of you who joined the volunteer project in 2014, we’ll be going back to visit our friends at the Hope Manor Apartment Building for this year’s project as well. Volunteers will be painting, organizing and doing yard work as we prep the grounds for the arrival of winter.
Hope Manor Apartments is an 80-unit permanent supportive housing program provided by Volunteers of America of IL that includes a full continuum of on-site services and support for homeless Veterans. It is located on the west side of Chicago where, according to data from the Department of Veterans Affairs, there is a high concentration of homeless Veterans in need of housing and supportive services. It is one of the first large-scale, supportive housing developments specifically designed for Veterans in the City of Chicago that combines Low Income Housing Tax Credits with funding from the City of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Bringing these resources together in one project allows Hope Manor Apartments to serve the unique needs of today's Veterans by providing them with a broader and more flexible continuum of resources in one location. Their model represents an innovative approach to affordable housing by combining the focused, outcome-driven service intensity of transitional housing with the flexibility and consistency of the “Housing First Model” which favors permanent, supportive housing.
As the name implies, Hope Manor Apartments is about much more than simply providing housing for Veterans - the goal is to help Veterans change and improve their lives over the long-term by promoting self-sufficiency, building new skills, creating strong support networks and integrating Veterans more positively into community life.
Questions about the Volunteer Project? Contact Katie Burk