- Share the vision for meeting both perennial needs (housing and life skills) and crisis needs (food and utilities) by meeting with township officials, civic groups, local businesses and other churches.
- Seek input on expanding the vision and partnering with existing area resources and agencies.
- Develop funding beyond the Leola Ministerium congregations.
- Bring the Corner of Hope Clothing Bank and Leola Food Bank under the umbrella of CVCCS.
- Contract with Tabor Community Services for a part-time person to do intake work.
- Develop a job description for the CVCCS Executive Director and other officers (?).
- Develop a job description for the first part-time employee.
- Develop a logo and branding identities.
- Secure a site along one of the major bus routes (Route 340, Route 23, or Route 30).
- Continue to share the vision.
- Develop additional funding sources.
- Tap into community development money.
- Secure the services of a grant writer to write funding proposals.
- Work with landlords to designate units for affordable housing.
- Secure six units of affordable housing designated by landlords.
- Work with township supervisors to overcome obstacles in building codes to build affordable housing.
- Expand office and employee hours to 20 per week.
Years Three to Five Years:
- Expand employee hours to full-time at 35 per week.
- Increase operating budget to $100,000.
- Secure 12 units of affordable housing designated by landlords.
- Explore the possibility of creating affordable housing units by purchasing or managing property near public transportation that is zoned, or has the potential to be zoned, for multi-unit housing.
- Work with LOVE, Inc. to develop two additional Homes of Hope in the Conestoga Valley area.
- Develop a network of providers that can effectively provide a range of social and physical well-being services.
- Develop the office space into a drop-in center for lunch and socialization opportunities.
- Revisit bylaws.
- Invite and train new board members and phase out initial board.