After bouncing from shelter to shelter and living on the streets, many homeless families are left with little of their previous lives intact. If they are lucky, they have loved ones and a few of the bare essentials.
When finally offered affordable housing, the starkness of an empty house confronts them. With few personal belongings of their own, a house is just not a home. But with the cost of rent, utilities, food, and child care, there is little or no money left for furnishings. No family should have to lie down on a cold, hard floor.
greeNest, a unique local program, strives to provide a vital link in the journey from homelessness to independent living by partnering with agencies in Forsyth County who have case management programs.
greeNest’s Up Off the Floor Program provides new beds for children in Forsyth County between the ages of 3-18 years. Referrals of families in need are made by the Winston-Salem Forsyth County schools, Head Start or Project Hope. Case managers at these programs identify students who are sleeping on the floor or do not have a safe sleeping space. As funding allows, greeNest supplies new twin beds, pillows and bedding at no cost to the family.
630 Brookstown Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - Noon