Reports to: Executive Director
Full Time, VISTA Opportunity (Learn more)
SUMMARY: The mission of Home Sweet Home is to give families their sense of pride and improve the quality of their lives by providing basic household furnishings. Operating with Non-Profit Partners, Home Sweet Home clients are able to shop for furniture and household items and then those items are delivered to families in St. Louis city and St. Louis County.
Member Duties: The Operations Coordinator VISTA member will build the capacity of Home Sweet Home by developing and implementing operations procedures for Veterans and other families in St. Louis city and county, Missouri. In the previous year, Home Sweet Home served 200 veterans and their families with more than 90% of them reporting that “all their household needs were met.” An average client receives 43 specific household items, including couches, beds, kitchen tables, as well as plates, pots, pans, small appliances, etc. Keeping up with the demand ensures that we can serve more veterans in poverty with the items that they need. As a result of the VISTA member’s service, more clients will be able to be served, thus alleviating poverty for Veterans and low-income families in the St. Louis area.
Program Benefits: Health Coverage*, Childcare assistance if eligible, Training, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Living Allowance, Relocation Allowance.
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare.
Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.
Service Areas: Housing, Veterans, Homelessness.
Skills: Public Speaking, Communications, Community Organization, Writing/Editing.
Service Description: Why Home Sweet Home? In order to effectively address homelessness in America and impact a long-term solution to this problem, people transitioning out of homelessness need help with stability. At Home Sweet Home, we believe part of that stability comes from establishing a first home stocked with the necessities for everyday life. Part of maintaining a home is usability and affordability. We can help make taking the first step to stable home life comfortable and accessible.