Amber Martens, the manager of the Home for Good Program of the United Way of Greater Williamsburg (UWGW), spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg about their successes over the past few months. The United Way (Home for Good) is one of our club's headliner organizations. This permanent housing program provides needed tools and resources to homeless families in the Greater Williamsburg community, which allows them to move from precarious housing situations, such as hotels and motels, to stable residences.
Home for Good provides rental qualification, rent subsidies, and case management to families with a goal of helping them establish independent, stable, and healthier lives.
This permanent housing program is the first of its kind in Greater Williamsburg. With the implementation of Home for Good, UWGW provides a long-term solution for individuals in need.
Amber coordinates and oversees the Home for Good program, case managers, and activities. She has been with the United Way of Greater Williamsburg for one year, serving as program manager for six months. Previously, Amber worked as a case manager at Avalon Center. She earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of South Florida and lives in Williamsburg with her husband and three children.
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