Entries by Jessica Lightheart

Share Summer Meals Program

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] ““I first volunteered for this program four years ago and it has become one of my favorite things to do in the community. Whether we are cutting watermelon or putting the meals in the coolers for delivery, everyone works with a smile and a great attitude.” Steve Smith, Share […]

Share Backpack Program

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] “I just want to thank you for this program. Our family has struggled so hard over the last few years and this simple act of generosity has been a tremendous help.” Bags are filled with 5-10 pounds of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food. Just $4.50 will fill a bag for one […]

Share Hot Meals

“We began the MyPlate program on June 1, 2014. We decided that it was in the best interest of our clients to implement a healthier meal plan that includes more fresh produce and less nutrient deficient, sugary, fat-laden foods.” Holley Walhood, Share Food Coordinator   Share provides daily, free meals for the homeless and low-income […]

Share Outreach & Day Center

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] “Before, we never had a place to get out of the weather and we’d just be miserable and unhappy. The Day Center has been truly lifesaving for us,” Share Outreach Client [/vc_column_text] [vc_separator] [vc_column_text] [vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_video title=”Homeless Day Center Opens” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQNYP0V9hp4″ el_position=”first”] [vc_column_text] Daily living services […]

Share Shelter System

“This is my first time experiencing homelessness. I’ve never even had any major hardships in my life and I’m not familiar with the systems of getting help. Since coming here, it’s helped me to identify my barriers to housing, helped me get some credit counseling, so that I can get things back under control and […]

Share Housing Programs

Share ASPIRE serves an average of 141 households each month and maintains a 70% success rate for moving people into permanent housing. [vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] Share ASPIRE Share ASPIRE—Achieving Self-sufficiency Personal Improvement and Resource Education—is a coordinated system for providing case management, housing and connection to supportive services in our community for […]

Share Housing & Essential Needs Program

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first”] The Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program helps ensure that temporary disabilities don’t force people onto the streets, by providing emergency rent and by providing access to some of life’s most basic household and sanitary needs. In 2016, the program served 470 people. [/vc_column_text] [vc_separator] [vc_column_text] Who Qualifies: The […]

Share's Story Is A History of Compassion

[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_single_image image=”314″ img_size=”600×337″ img_link_target=”_self” el_position=”first”] [vc_column_text el_position=”last”] Share began in 1979 when a group of compassionate individuals began serving the homeless and hungry of our community. A formal Board of Directors was developed in 1982, establishing a set of policies and procedures. In 1983, 501(c)3 status was granted by the Internal Revenue Service.