Hunger and Homelessness
Location: Salinas, Kansas
Agency: Ashby House
Mode of Transportation: Airplane
Type of Lodging: Church facility (participants provide their own sleeping bag)
Registration Type: Online registration available late fall 2017.
The mission of Ashby House is to empower homeless families and individuals, and to improve self-sufficiency, self-advocacy and holistic recovery. Ashby House assists and prevents homeless situations for families and women by providing basic needs: education, cogitative efficiency, health education, homeless advocacy and community awareness.
Participants will help with various tasks, including but not limited to, organizing and sorting donations, assisting with classes, preparing for special events, basic yard work, gardening, facilities maintenance, leading cleanup and other activities.
It was inspiring to see the strength of the Ashby women and even though they had fallen into dark times, they managed to turn their life around for the better. With perseverance and assistance, they were able to escape their life revolving around drugs in order to become better mothers for their children and lead happier lives. Being aware of other’s struggles opened our eyes to the fact that there is always someone who requires help and that volunteering is critical in order to change another person’s life for the better.
-Bharati Murthy, ASB 2017 Hunger and Homelessness participant
Read Bharati's full experience here.
ASB 2017 Trips