In the right set of unfortunate circumstances, anyone can become displaced and find themselves without a home to call their own. Sadly, people experiencing the trauma of homelessness are a uniquely underserved population in our region.
Since 1989, PCM has worked to break the cycle of homelessness in our community. Our Fresh Start Village seeks to provide a safe, homelike environment, a sense of hope and a sense of self-worth, as well as guidance and access to essential resources
While residency in the Fresh Start Village is limited to single women and single mothers accompanied by children, we also work to assist anyone in a homeless situation. For these individuals PCM works to find the nearest available shelter as well as makes arrangements for food, transportation and other basic needs.
The long-term impact of our work is a safer, healthier community for all. Immediate, short-term resources mean not having to experience the dangers of sleeping in unsafe locations or going hungry. Children will have a safe refuge while their moms begin building a new future. Debt reduction, money management, daily living skills and assistance with housing are some of the strengths of the program.
All food donations are welcome, but here are a few of the items we especially need right now.
We take donations Monday-Thursday 9 am-noon and 1-3:30 pm, Friday 9 am-noon at 402 Legion Drive. Thanks for all your support.
It’s a joyous occasion when residents leave Fresh Start Village to begin a new and independent life.
Making sure they have the basics needs of housekeeping, we try say good-bye to each resident with a House Warming basket. Making sure that these baskets do the job we need your help.
We welcome contributions of:
Laundry baskets and laundry products
Cleaning supplies for kitchen, bath and general cleaning, including brooms, toilet bowl brushes, and dust pan
Soap, sponges, cleansers such as Comet and Windex, and trash bags as well as unused dish towels and pot holders
Personal care and personal hygiene products for women and children
Foils and plastic wrap
Paper products of all kinds
Unused kitchen needs such as toasters, pots and utensils
Non-wire clothes hangers and light bulbs
First aid supplies
Interested in Volunteering?
PCM has many great volunteer opportunities, let us know how you'd like to help!