Welcome to the CARE 66 blog. We are a small non profit whose mission is to create opportunities to end homelessness. We do this by providing support services and a variety of housing opportunities to our clients ranging from transitional housing to permanent housing with support services.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Gallup Journey Column December 2010

December 2010. This year has been an eventful year for CARE 66. I want to thank some of the people who have made CARE 66 what it is. I had the opportunity to meet our former Chief Operating Officer Tim Kelley at the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at First United Methodist Church. It was good to see him in good health.
Carl Smith has been Chief Operating Officer for about six months now. He has implemented a whole series of changes like regular staff training, implementing Evidence Based Practices, and ensuring that we are able to deliver the services our clients need. Carl oversees all of the service delivery staff at CARE 66. Rhonda Berg has been serving as our Director of Housing Development. She makes sure that we are in compliance with grant regulations while working with architects and contractors to ensure that our projects are making progress. They both provide wisdom and insight from years of experience that guides our decision making. I am truly grateful for their hard work to ensure that we fulfill our mission. Please thank them if you meet them. I also want to thank all CARE 66 staff and Board members, past and present, for your hard work that has contributed to the success of our client s.
I would also like to thank our Board who has worked quietly in the background to steer our path. As usual we are also looking for Board members, so if you would like to help us, please send me an email or give me a call.
We have learned that high quality early childhood interventions that include developmental components are good to get people out of poverty. We hope to include an Early Childhood Development Center in the Chuska 2 project in the downtown area.
Thank you again for your support in this endeavor of bringing prosperity to this area and making hope possible.
Until next month stay well and do good!