VADIS – AM's Community Pillar Award Winner!
by Klarissa Monteros, Program Manager
We would like to take a moment to publicly thank the VADIS team for their awesome support and partnership in 2017. This partnership began in 2016 when colleagues from both agencies began sharing ideas on how we could work together to better serve clients. Today, we have a formal partnership in which Vadis accepts direct referrals from our Rapid Re-Housing project and provides employment advocacy, career exploration, resume building, interviewing skills and sometimes even clothing to help prepare folks for the job search process. Associated Ministries is proud to say that we partner with Vadis and we know that our clients are in good hands when they meet with Sandra or Serena. They are given the support they are seeking and treated with compassion and respect. This wonderful team has also walked alongside us as we piloted Renters Readiness in the first year of implementation. They help facilitate the budgeting and increasing income portion of the class. Not to mention, that they have also supported by providing food and materials. This team has went above and beyond for removing barriers that make services easier to access. We value this team of rock stars! Sandra, Serena and Kathy, thank you for being an outstanding community partner, a pillar for change, by signing on to help end homelessness!
(pic L to R: AM Staff Klarissa, Mike and Maggy; VADIS staff Kathy Hall, Sandra Iverson, Serena Thomson; AM Staff Ivette, Peter and Kelsey)