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November 14, 2014 Published in Non-Profits, Other News

Carpenter’s Shelter Receives $25,000 Grant From Walmart Foundation

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Carpenter’s Shelter, one of the largest homeless shelters in Northern Virginia, recently received a $25,000 grant through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. The grant will help continue the mission of Carpenter’s Shelter through the Continuum of Care for Homeless Women and Children Program. This program strengthens families and supports women through education, employment, nutrition, medicine and support services.

Through this grant, Carpenter's Shelter is able to help families be on their way to permanent, independent living. The Shelter’s 60-bed residential facility provides safe, clean housing for those in need of emergency shelter. Dedicated case managers devise comprehensive individualized service plans for residents. Carpenter’s Shelter provides a variety of services including children’s programs, education and employment assistance, an on-site medical clinic, rapid re-housing subsidies, and a community case management program. 90% of the individuals who completed Carpenter’s CCM program do not return to homelessness in their first year of independent living. Carpenter’s also operates David’s Place for the chronically homeless and the City of Alexandria’s Winter Shelter. Established in 1988, Carpenter’s Shelter serves over 1,000 homeless and formerly homeless individuals every year.

“The Continuum of Care for Homeless Women and Children program is a priority program for Walmart because it allows Carpenter’s Shelter to provide continuous services that help women and children,” said Brooke Mueller, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart. “We maintain our commitment to helping those in need in the communities where we serve and we are pleased to support this wonderful organization.”

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