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Texas SOAR Program – VISTA Update

Hi! My name is Melina Lasater and I’m the VISTA SOAR State Coordinator here at THN. My goal for my volunteer year is to establish a stronger SOAR community and to implement SOAR in new communities throughout the state. Since I started in February, I’ve been able to work on putting together a quarterly SOAR […]

Art Day at The Opportunity Center

On Friday, May 25th, The Opportunity Center hosted Art Day for the residents of the Men’s Resource Center. VISTA Member, Austin Briones and former VISTA Member, Amber Myrda started planning the event in early May and secured enough art supplies and donations to hold future Art Days. It was a three-hour event with numerous activities, […]

Lisa’s VISTA Experience

By Lisa Sewell My VISTA assignment was to help the Texarkana Homeless Coalition implement a coordinated entry (CE) system mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Coordinated entry is a process that prioritizes the most vulnerable homeless people for housing. My first step was to do a needs assessment by speaking to an executive director of a nonprofit […]

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