Entries by Jessica Lightheart

Sharing Lives: 2019 Holiday Edition

Talkin’ Trash Program Honored with Innovation Award + Grant for a New Truck Share’s Talkin’ Trash program has a fun name, a cute mascot and continues to be recognized by our community as both an innovative and successful initiative. In September, we were honored to be recognized by the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington for […]

Sharing Lives: 2019 Fall Edition

How do you apply for a job or fill out a rental application without a photo ID? Having a valid piece of identification (ID) is a necessity that many of us take for granted. For many adults, the responsibilities of renewing one’s driver’s license or filling in a Social Security number for a job application […]

Sharing Lives: 2019 Summer Edition

Day Center Builds on Success at the Vancouver Navigation Center The Share Day Center has now been open for six months in its new location at the Vancouver Navigation Center. Services offered are client-centered and based on participants’ goals, which increases chances for long-term success. Day Center staff utilize techniques such as trauma informed care, […]

Sharing Lives: 2019 Spring Edition

Rent Well: Self-awareness, Self-advocacy & Educational Empowerment Affordable housing continues to be a crisis in our community. Last year, rents in Vancouver increased 1.7 percent. Vancouver’s median one-bedroom rent is currently $1,400 per month and a median two-bedroom rent is $1,650; both numbers are higher than in comparable cities nationwide. However, rising rents are not […]

Sharing Lives: Holiday 2018 Edition

Share Welcomes Becci Read-Ryan as New Hunger Response Assistant Director Becci shares her enthusiasm for her job and how our Backpack Program and Fresh Food Pantries are truly making a difference in the community: I have a passion for providing nutrition education and food access to underserved populations. My job has been challenging and incredibly […]

40 Years of Service: Making Our Community Home

Share had its beginnings in 1979 when a group of caring people came together with the common goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the Vancouver area. These individuals made a commitment to helping men and women in need, those who are often unseen or forgotten, those who are someone’s daughter, grandfather, neighbor, […]

Sharing Lives: Fall 2018 Edition

Housing Navigators: Making a Difference Share has added a new position that has made a dramatic increase in the number of clients being housed. A Housing Navigator engages and motivates those experiencing homelessness by linking them with housing opportunities, developing budgets, completing applications and advocating with local landlords. In just one month, our Share House […]