The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected individuals who are homeless in our community. The pandemic has also led to record unemployment, putting even more individuals at risk of homelessness. Right now, safe housing is more important than ever for protecting our health and well-being. Wyandot Center is grateful to the Unified Government Hollywood Casino Grant Fund and the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth for stepping up to help fund Wyandot Center’s homeless outreach services during this critical time.
“We are so grateful to receive both of these grants. We know people are really struggling and need help,” says Rachel Erpelding, Director of Housing & Employment Services. “These funds will allow us to help clients pay for and get the documents they need to secure and maintain housing. We’ll also be able to expand our outreach efforts and reach people who aren’t coming in our door. We’ll be able to let them know we’re here to help.”