Vincent Village Art Show Saturday

Vincent Village Inc. will showcase art work that children living in its two transitional housing programs have created as part of their therapeutic services programming. Twenty-seven children, whose families have experienced homelessness, participated in painting the 20 paintings and four necklaces that will be on display at the new One Eleven Designs Showroom at 203 E. Berry St., Suite 102, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 4.

“This is an event also to raise awareness for the increasing number of families who find themselves homeless” Denise Andorfer, executive director of Vincent Village, said in a statement. “Many families are working but are still unable to keep up with the rising costs of rent and utilities and the find affordable housing in our city at 10 percent occupancy.”

Programs like the therapeutic art are among the services provided to the families in both the Vincent House Transitional Shelter and the Phase II Rental Home Program. Supporters can register on line and attend virtually, bidding on and viewing art work as well as opportunities to support other services to homeless youth. To register for the event on line go to: https://e.givesmart.com/events/ddF/

Vincent Village has been serving the needs of homeless families with children since 1989. Vincent Village’s two transitional housing programs offer families faced with housing barriers both short-term and long-term housing options. The Vincent House Transitional Shelter houses over 55 families per year. In addition, the Phase II Rental Home Program houses and provides supportive services to 38 homeless families per year. Homeless families in shelters throughout the city, despite their past evictions and limited incomes, can rent homes in this five-year program to help them stay housed while building their self-sufficiency.

For more information, visit www.vincentvillage.org

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