This is an AmeriCorps VISTA National Service Position. To be considered for the position, you must apply using the my.americorps website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do
Almost Home is located in Brighton, Colorado . With a population of just over 40,000, Brighton maintains a small-town feel. Taking pride in their open space and parks, Brighton is home to Barr Lake State Park where you can see the bald eagles fly. You can see the Rocky Mountains from any view in the town and within 30 minutes you can be in downtown Denver or in the wilderness hiking in the foothills. It is an excellent location to get the best of both worlds. Almost Home is a valued nonprofit in our preventing and confronting homelessness in through our three Emergency Assistance Programs. Each of our three programs are designed to make homelessness rare, brief or one time. Our targeted services help members of our community develop the skills and obtain the resources to reach long-term self-sufficiency. Our three services include the Homeless Prevention Program, which utilizes short-term case management to prevent families from becoming homeless; the Supportive Housing Program for households facing more challenging situations, which assists families in securing safe, healthy, affordable housing as well as in gaining skills and tools to maintain housing long-term; and the Emergency Shelter and Outreach programs which serve as a soft place to land for people experiencing homelessness, providing supportive services, re-housing assistance and a warm, safe space to sleep during periods of inclement weather. An AmeriCorps member serving at Almost Home would have the opportunity to create real change, working alongside the Executive Director and Development Director to increase capacity through grant writing, marketing, systems development, volunteer program development, and fundraising, building capacity within the organization to expand resources and ensure long-term stability of programs through data driven outcomes that will provide Almost Home, Inc. with the leverage and opportunity to seek new grant and funding opportunities to meet the needs of the community. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : An AmeriCorps VISTA would work with Almost Home, Inc. on quite a few capacity building and sustainability projects as Almost Home, Inc. continues to grow. Projects would include the following: develop procedures and systems for new and growing programs to align with evidenced based practices, engage in grant writing and research to bring new programs and expand programs to meet the community’s needs, develop Volunteer Program with training manuals, develop and enhance our social media and marketing campaigns to target new audiences, and work to develop new community partnerships to secure ongoing sustainable programs and develop a continuum of services and care for the community to ensure no wrong door for services and support.
Program Benefits : Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare