Join the Montana Economic Opportunity VISTA project for a one year term!
MEO's goal is to strengthen three specific objectives within low income communities: improving access to financial literacy, developing transitional plans and/or continuity strategies to keep low income individuals in safe, affordable housing, and to improve employ-ability among under and unemployed Montanans.
St. Vincent de Paul's Forward Together project is working in tandem with the Grace Home to change the way emergency services are provided in Great Falls, MT to at-risk individuals and families, specifically homeless veterans. It is our mission to do more than provide emergency food and services by accompanying people on their journey to change their lives and leave poverty behind. The overall goal of this project is to create 3 additional services including financial education, access to immediate needs resources, and training in support of volunteers. As well as raise $75,000 to support education and training of homeless Veterans and individuals returning form correctional facilities. Building capacity through these measures will help SVDP implement wrap around services that will help alleviate identified factors in continued food and housing insecurities. The VISTA with this program will play an essential role in developing programming, building organizational capacity, and providing outreach for new community partners and volunteers.Member Duties :The goal is to move homeless veterans toward economic stability through the creation of the Grace Home Program. In order to achieve this the VISTA will create a database for intake procedures, needs assessments and evaluative policies. As well as design wraparound services to provide a safeguard for the veterans re-entry into civilian life. The member will also generate sustainability for the program through the construction of fundraising strategies. Another instrumental part of the VISTA's service is the creation of the volunteer training curriculum and the recruitment of a strong volunteer base. This is essential to the sustainability of the program as they will staff the Grace Home, provide financial education and the resource connections needed to pave a pathway to prosperity.
Program Benefits : An annual living allowance of $11,136;
An education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service; (or)
A cash award of $1500 upon successful completion of service;
Health care benefits;
Loan deferment or forbearance while enrolled as a VISTA;
Child care (if need criteria are met);
$550 Relocation funds if relocating from over 50 miles away;
Mileage reimbursement if relocating to serve; and
Professional training opportunities and citizenship development.
Listings to go live by May 11 th on myamericorps.gov. If you are interested please email resume.
- People Skills
- Grant Writing / Research
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
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