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Dec. 4, 2022

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Share receives $150,000 grant


Esther Short — Share was given a $150,000 grant from KMR Group Foundation, a Vancouver-based nonprofit, to help shift local families from shelters to permanent housing. The grant is spread over three years and will allow Share to hire a full-time housing navigator at the organization’s family shelter, connecting shelter clients to the resources that can help them find and acquire permanent housing. KMR and Share have been partners for more than 20 years on such projects as handing out essential packs filled with hats, gloves and everyday necessities, Share’s Backpack Program, and the agency’s move to the Fromhold Center in 2013. “KMR and the entire Vancouver community are keenly aware of the challenges facing local agencies working with the homeless in Clark County,” Kate Jones, KMR Group Foundation co-founder and president, said in a release from the nonprofit. “We’ve assisted Share for many years in addressing this and other issues, but felt it was time for the foundation to focus more on the local homeless crisis.”