The Guardian House on Route 50 in Ballston Spa is a place where military veteran women find rescue from homelessness. The home houses up to 11 women veterans at a time. They come from various military backgrounds, and the stories that forced them into homelessness range from sexual assault trauma, to substance abuse to deep depression. The center helps them with all kinds of services, whether to bring them to the Veterans Affairs hospital for medical care, find an apartment, apply for a job or complete higher education. The goal is to eventually help these women rely on their own strengths. ( https://www.vchcny.org/veterans-housing-programs/transitional-housing-programs )
The NRC Women’s Fellowship Group has learned that the home is currently in need of pillows, pillowcases, paper towels and laundry-related items such as dryer sheets, fabric softeners, laundry tablets, stain removers and such. We will be collecting these items through February 27. If you would like to help, you may place your donations in the marked plastic bin on the lower level of the Education Building.
We thank you in advance for your generosity and compassion.