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Gilead House: From Homeless to Hopeful

The nonprofit home for abused moms and their kids in Novato provides a lovingly supervised, structured program and environment for homeless families.

Gilead House, a nonprofit home for abused moms and their kids, is located right here in Novato.  It provides a lovingly supervised, structured program and environment for homeless families during a transitional period of up to 12 months.

In this video, Maya tells her story of making challenging life changes here in Novato.  Unfortunately, the future is still a bit dicey for her and her daughter.

As a member of Soroptimist International of Novato, we invite guests to tell their story on Sounding Board, a weekly television program on Novato Public Access Television (NPAT).  In this particular program, Sara Webb, the Family Advocate, and Maya Fox, a resident mom, tell about life at Gilead House.

The recently newly built Gilead House has been a result of many community volunteers and organizations around town.  The house has received the loving touch of hundreds of Novato residents in an attempt to make a better life for homeless families.  My almost insignificant volunteer involvement with the Gilead House fills me with pride thinking of standing beside so many of my Novato community members for creating such a wonderful program.

You will find this a touching story and one that might invite you to tour the facility at Gilead and learn more.  Here is yet another wonderful opportunity for volunteering!

Watch our weekly SOUNDING BOARD shows, or watch this particular program embedded here.

The “Sounding Board” programs on NPAT are produced by club members of Soroptimist International of Novato. This blog is a review of a program recently shown on a Wednesday evening at 7 or 7:30 p.m. and repeated on Saturday morning at 9 and 9:30 a.m. NPAT is our local Channel 26.  NPAT's full programming can be viewed at www.npat.org/.

Remember that the statements, opinions and views expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect those of Soroptimist International of Novato nor that of Novato Public Access Television.  

For more information about Soroptimist International of Novato, please check out www.soropnovato.org.  

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