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2018 Hesed House PADS AM Daytime Drop-In Center VISTA
Hesed House's mission is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and give people the chance to hope again. Our organization is dedicated to alleviating the plight of homeless persons by providing food, shelter and the services needed to return to independent living. Our Daytime Drop-in Center provides a place of food, shelter, dignity and positive choices for guests with all different levels of functionality. The VISTA will assist in engaging guests where they are at, from helping those with an overnight shift utilize the day program as a place of rest, food and restoration so they can keep their job, to developing relationships and providing positive choices for people with more obstacles to overcome. Part of this relationship building and community for people struggling with mental health or lack of positive relationships, is providing socialization and community opportunities which help with building confidence, self-worth and ultimately empowerment. The VISTA will work in our PADS AM Daytime Drop-in Center as a special events coordinator, learning and working in every phase of the program as well as helping set up and run special events for our guests young and old either on-site or in the community. The VISTA will also help staff and volunteers with basic case management services, as needed. The VISTA will organize 3-5 total special events for PADS AM programs. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter and team player, capable of working with staff to engage with our guests and help build relationships and paths to services that will help people attain housing. The VISTA will do this by working with staff to help plan some events as well as help with case management as needed. Previous experience with at-risk populations preferred, but not required.
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Member Duties : 1. Work with staff to create and schedule activities for PADS AM Daytime Drop-in Center program. 2. Develop relationships with guests and staff by learning and working in every phase of the program, including mail call, opening lockers, running our toiletries store and other duties. Develop ideas from guests of activities, groups, etc., that they would like to see in program. 3. Help recruit volunteers and groups to assist with program if necessary. 4. Monitor program for safety and well-being of all guests in PADS AM. 5. Help transport guests to events if needed. 6. Create a report that analyzes the successes and challenges of each event; provide suggestions on how to make the most successful events sustainable for future summers.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Homelessness . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Community Organization . 
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2018 Hesed House PADS AM Daytime Drop-In Center VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/04/2018  -   08/12/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2018  To  06/04/2018 

Contact VISTA Leader
659 S River St
Aurora   IL   60506
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80397