Thanks to all who stopped by to learn how we are working to eliminate homelessness among single women and their children in Brown County. You can make a difference!
December 23, 2016
So many folks have dropped off gifts at the house this week, we are overwhelmed with gratitude (and running out of storage space)! Thank you to everyone who has added to the joy of the season by directing your generosity to NUMAS Haus. We are so grateful!
NUMAS Haus is currently raising funds to continue its work into the coming year. If you would like to help, please send a check to NUMAS Haus at PO Box 291, New Ulm, MN 56073. Online giving is also available through GiveMN.org.
NUMAS Haus really needs volunteers to staff the shelter, especially evenings and weekends. If you would like to make a difference in this way, contact shelter director Patty Paulson (507-359-2202, firstname.lastname@example.org) and schedule an orientation session with her.
The NUMAS Haus Board of Directors
Will you help us help homeless single mother families? Just follow this link to the NUMAS Haus page on the GiveMN.org website, and start making a difference! Thank you!
Dear Friend of NUMAS Haus,
Thank you for being part of the NUMAS Haus community! Please join us November 17, 2016, for Give to the Max Day and help us continue to change lives by providing shelter and support services to mothers and children in Brown County and the New Ulm area. Each year, generous supporters like you celebrate Give to the Max Day by making online donations through GiveMN.org. Your generosity makes a difference far beyond the 24-hour giving event.
Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us receive an additional donation of $1,000. How? On November 17, every gift made through GiveMN.org will be entered into an hourly drawing for a $1,000 GiveMN Golden Ticket, to be awarded to a nonprofit organization. Your gift of $10 or more could instantly turn into an extra $1,000!
Here’s the really exciting part: Two donations made through GiveMN.org during the Give to the Max Day campaign will be randomly selected to receive a $10,000 Super-Sized GiveMN Golden Ticket! The more gifts we generate on GiveMN.org during Give to the Max Day, the more our chances increase to receive that additional $10,000 donation. Imagine what we could do with $10,000!
Our goal is to raise $5,000 on Give to the Max Day, and you can help us reach it. But you don’t have to wait for November 17 to roll around!
The Scheduled Giving period for Give to the Max Day 2016 is already underway! All gifts made using GiveMN.org through November 16 will be scheduled to process on November 17, making those donations
eligible for all Give to the Max Day prizes!
Will you help us help homeless single mother families? Just follow this link to the NUMAS Haus page on the GiveMN.org website, and start making a difference!
The Reverend Lisa M. Doege
Vice President, NUMAS Haus Board of Directors
PO Box 291
New Ulm, MN 56073
NUMAS Haus is a 501(c)(3) organization
providing emergency shelter and support services to single mother families from Brown County and the New Ulm school district.
Take a look at our new video (it’s about 13 minutes long): The NUMAS Haus Story!
Would you like to spend a few hours each month making a difference in the lives of single moms and their children? Download and complete the volunteer-internship-application and return it to Patty Paulson, shelter coordinator [patty(at)numashaus(dot)org] and she will contact you to arrange training! Call her at 507-359-2202 if you have questions or need more information. Please read the complete Volunteer Job Description before you submit your application. Thank you for serving!
Two years of inspiration, planning, work, generosity and faith become Love’s welcome made real on August 22, 2016, as NUMAS Haus opens its door, rooms and heart to three families in need of safe, reliable housing. Thank you donors, volunteers, and supporters who have made this day possible.
As the hymn says so beautifully, ’Tis grace hath brought [us] safe thus far, And grace will lead [us] home. In our world Divine Grace becomes manifest through human action. In the days and weeks and months to come, more than ever before, we need you to shower NUMAS Haus with abundant Grace–financial donations (sent to PO Box 291 New Ulm, MN 56073), material donations (contact Shelter Coordinator Patty Paulson (email@example.com) to find out what we need and what we cannot accept, and volunteer contributions (Volunteer/Internship Job Descriptions & Application.
We welcome contributions of any size, at any time or interval. On-going, larger contributions enable us to concentrate our efforts on welcoming and serving our resident families. If your service club, employer, faith community, or family foundation provides matching grants or allows donor-directed contributions, please be in touch with NUMAS Haus board president JoAnne Taylor (http://firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss a gift for NUMAS Haus. If you love to fund-raise and are eager to head up a fund-raising event for NUMAS Haus, please be in touch with board vice-president Lisa Doege (http://email@example.com).
Abundant blessing are about to unfold for NUMAS Haus’s first families. Please continue to hold NUMAS Haus in your prayers, along with its residents, volunteers, staff and board.
Join pastors from the New Ulm Ministerial Association at 4 PM this Sunday, August 14th, as they consecrate each room of NUMAS Haus in prayer. This brief service will seek God’s blessing for the house that will soon open its doors to homeless single mother families. This is the last time NUMAS Haus will be open to the public before it begins accepting client families into its program. Come add your own prayers to those spoken by the pastors, and rejoice with us that this God-sized vision is now a God-sized reality!
NUMAS Haus is located at 616 Center Street in New Ulm. Parking is available next door at First United Methodist Church, or in the Public Library lot.
NUMAS Haus provides safe and temporary housing for homeless women and their children under the age of thirteen. The program develops and provides internal and external resources in support of residents’ long term stability work as well as housing counseling to residents and nonresidents.
Volunteers and Intern Job Descriptions
Staffing at NUMAS Haus – There are a variety of shifts available to work at NUMAS Haus. These shifts consist of day shifts (8am to 4pm); evening shift (4pm to 10pm); sleeping overnight shifts (10pmto 8am) and all three shifts during weekends and holidays. Assist the Shelter Coordinator with daily management and supervision of NUMAS Haus and the residents of the program.
Some examples of tasks to do during a shift would be: provide the resident and children with a good role model, minor cleaning and upkeep of the residence, clerical projects, teaching the resident and children skills such as; independent life skills, employment and interviewing skills, childcare and parenting skills, financial and budgeting skills, and hobbies and art skills, helping the children with homework and being a mentor to the mothers. Other tasks include: work with the residents on programming needs as scheduled, make sure residents and children are in a safe environment, provide residents with examples of good decision making skills, contacting the shelter coordinator in response to emergencies and resident problems and issues, facilitate and document program progress through program notes, protect confidentiality of residents, and other miscellaneous tasks as determined and assigned by the Shelter Coordinator.
Intern Only Job Descriptions
Counseling – Provide counseling services to the residents and children at NUMAS Haus. To assist in any areas of counseling, the volunteer or intern must already be currently licensed in the area of counseling that they are doing or must be working toward their license in the area of counseling that is occurring with the resident or children. A current copy of the license needs to be provided to the Shelter Coordinator or an agreement for internship in the area of counseling must be in place before any counseling occurs.
Assisting with Case Management of Residents – Assist the Shelter Coordinator with case management of all of the residents of NUMAS Haus. This position includes but is not limited to the following tasks: writing programing notes, intake and move-out of residents, coordinating services with community service providers, coordinating programming, education, and training needs for residents, assisting the residents in completing agreed upon goals, tasks, and objectives, assisting the resident in locating permanent housing, and other tasks as determined and assigned by the Shelter Coordinator. To be eligible for this position, an agreement of internship must be in place prior to providing services to the residents.
Grant Writing – Assist the Shelter Coordinator and the NUMAS Haus board with writing and applying for a variety of different grants to help ensure the financial stability of NUMAS Haus. To be eligible for this position, an agreement of internship must be in place prior to providing services
Grant Administration – Assist the Shelter Coordinator and the NUMAS Haus Board with the administration of a variety of different grants to help ensure the financial stability of NUMAS Haus and meet all of the grants that are currently in place. To be eligible for this position, an agreement of internship must be in place prior to providing services
Other Volunteer and Intern requirements
Character: All volunteers and Interns will uphold and support the mission of NUMAS Haus through behavior that is consistent with the highest moral, ethical, and legal standards.
Confidentiality: All volunteers and Interns will uphold and protect the confidentiality of the residents of NUMAS Haus and their children. They will also sign a confidentiality agreement stating that if confidentiality is broken for any reason will be grounds for immediate dismissal.
Physical Effort: All volunteer and Intern positions may require moderate physical exertion. They may be required to physically inspect sleeping areas, moving of furniture and appliances, some cleaning and also may be required to use a step ladder or climb stairs.
Working Conditions: There is a possibility of exposure to dust and cleaning supplies. There is also a possibility of intimidating or potentially violent behaviors of residents and/or prospective residents. The risk of blood borne pathogens exposure is moderate.
Training: All volunteers and Interns will be required to complete training based on licensure requirements or requirements of NUMAS Haus.
Ready to make a difference in the lives of single mothers and their children? Download the volunteer-internship-application here!
Here’s a link to the article that ran in the New Ulm Journal on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (front page and above the fold!) We are so proud to introduce our new shelter coordinator, Patty Paulson, to the community!