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We are pleased to announce the hiring of our new Shelter Coordinator, Karla Diehn. Karla resides in Fairfax, MN with her husband and children. She received her A.A.S. Degree from Ridgewater College in 2010 and is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of North Dakota. Karla has a strong passion for helping others, recognizing the worth and dignity of each individual, and guiding them on a path for a successful future. We are excited to have Karla join our team!
Take a look at our new video (it’s about 13 minutes long): The NUMAS Haus Story!
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!
We’re excitedly preparing for a June move-in day for NUMAS Haus’s first families. We’ll have a housewarming event as that date approaches but you can start showering this endeavor with blessings now.
Gifts may be delivered (or sent) to NUMAS Haus, in care of First United Methodist Church at 1 North Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073.
We’ll set up a registry at Walmart soon.
Shopping with a Purpose can be fun:
- Have a Shelter Shower with your book club, women’s association, or youth group. We’ll provide a board member to talk about NUMAS Haus if you’d like.
- Use your Herberger’s coupons! Earn more Herberger’s coupons! Get more for your money and we’ll never know!
- Gift cards will allow us to fill in the gaps.