WINGS HOMELESS ADVOCACY IS COMMITTED TO LIVING OUT OUR VALUES OF COMPASSION, DIGNITY AND RESPECT FOR ALL PEOPLE BY UNITING OUR COMMUNITY TO BE VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES FOR THOSE MOVING OUT OF HOMELESSNESS AND ONTO A PATH OF HEALING --WORKING TOGETHER TO END CHRONIC HOMELESSNESS IN SANTA CRUZ COUNTY.
HOUSING AND HEALING IN ACTION
What we do
Working with community professionals from over a dozen local agencies, Wings acts as advocates to some of the most vulnerable, chronically homeless individuals in our community.
Our volunteers provide rides to medical and court appointments, find furniture and provide trucks and strong backs for new move-ins and help people fill out the confusing paperwork needed to get housing assistance. We also provide newly housed individuals and families with a new refurbished mattress and a laundry basket filled with new, basic household supplies to get them started enjoying their newfound sense of belonging.
Wings supports the national Housing First model proven to save lives and public resources. We work with the community to support efforts for permanent, supportive housing for all of our homeless neighbors. Members of Wings have found the best way to advocate for a homeless participant is as simple as caring. One volunteer’s encouragement can make all the difference in helping a chronically homeless person make a 180 degree change in their life.
Who we are
Wings is a group of caring advocates from our community who are dedicated to supporting individuals in their walk out of homelessness. Working exclusively with professional case managers, we connect a volunteer with a homeless participant to help them obtain resources needed to become housed and self-sufficient. But more importantly, we provide compassion and respect that instills confidence and ultimately shows participants that they can, indeed, succeed on their own.
"As we all know, simply providing an apartment or a room for a homeless person isn’t enough; there is an absolute need for follow-up supportive services so that those who are housed not only get help with basic furniture, toiletries, kitchenware, etc.—but also assistance acquiring an ID card, transportation to medical appointments, assistance with shopping, etc. Such supportive services are crucial to making housing really work on a sustained basis, and no non-profit does it better than Wings."
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Wings fulfills its mission through the prayers and generous financial support of donors like you. Wings Homeless Advocacy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Wings Homeless Advocacy PO Box 1509, Felton, CA 95018-1509 firstname.lastname@example.org