100,000 Homes Campaign Trains Volunteers to Be 'Neighbors'


Training was held on Tuesday for the 100,000 homes campaign volunteers.

So far 11 people who were found during the homeless count have been put into housing.

This is much more than campaign leaders had hoped, who said they thought they would place one person a month.

The campaign finished up it's homeless count about two months ago.

Volunteers will now be "neighbors" to those who were placed in housing.

Chris Mullet with the Clarksburg Mission said these neighbors will help in different ways.

"We assign a neighbor to them who will check on them a few times a week, who will make sure they are scheduling appointments and getting to appointments, make sure they are setting goals and achieving those goals. It's someone who is kind of like a mentor," said Mullett.

Mullett said so far the people placed have been doing well, and there was a good turnout of landlords willing to rent apartments to them.

If you are interested in becoming a neighbor for the 100,000 homes campaign you can call Mullett at the Clarksburg Mission at 304-622-2451.

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