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Where we have been December 2022 the Church responds to homelessness in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

[Information about the start of the NEST program, and story of the URC and FPC working together…]

Our Stories

Ron's Story

Ron was able to find a permanent housing solution in the spring of 2022 after having been a guest at the Shelter. 

Yvonne's Story

Yvonne, a member of First Presbyterian Church Norfolk, has been an active participant in several URC programs. She also has been a regular volunteer with the homeless beginning with the NEST program at FPC in the winter of 2020. As the shelter moved to the Greyhound Bus Station and eventually the hotel location, Yvonne has continued to devote her time on a regular basis to the relationships she has forged with the guests. 

Washington's Story

Washington has found employment and housing after having stayed at the NEST shelter at FPC. 



Mariam's Story

Mariam, an international student from Lebanon, began volunteering with the homeless community at NEST during the winter of 2020. She has continued to serve as a staff volunteer at the shelter as it moved to the Greyhound Bus Station and eventually the current hotel locaiton. 

Where do we go from here?

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