EL PASO, Texas (CBS4) — Reynolds Home provides shelter to homeless women and children in El Paso.
It has served the community for 30 years.
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The goal of the Reynolds Home is not only to provide temporary emergency shelter but to transition families from Reynolds Home into their own home.
"At any given time we have between 8 to 11 families and 18 to 21 kids. The house can fit up to 16 families depending on the family size," said Starlyn Lucero-Ortiz, volunteer coordinator at Reynolds Home.
The Reynold home teaches families how to secure various sources of income and find permanent full-time jobs.
"We evaluate the situation of course and we come up with a plan and within that plan that's when we figure out what kind of job you can get, where we can have you apply, how fast we can get your kids into daycare or school so you don't have any obstructions in the job-seeking process," Lucero-Ortiz said.
Women also work with staff to learn how to manage their time and budget to have quality time with their children.
They also learn how to make use of community resources and private counseling and how to enroll their children in family health clinics to ensure continued preventive health care without resorting to hospital emergency rooms.
The Reynolds Home is accepting donations from the community to help support its mission.
"Donors make everything function. Our moms are so grateful for the donations that they receive, from the community whether it be a clothing item or a shower curtain whether it be something as minute as a curtain rod."
Pay It Forward donated a check to Reynolds Home.
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To learn more about Reynolds Home you can visit its website https://reynoldshome.org/
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