Through The Noise
January 15, 2018
#322 30 Years of Helping Families Thrive with Lynn Thomas of Community Connections
Through the Noise #322
Lynn Thomas // Executive Director // Community Lodgings
Jane Collins // Collins Consulting Group
For 30 years Community Lodgings in Alexandria, VA has been helping local families out of homelessness by providing a variety of critical and stabilizing services. The Washington, DC area is extremely expensive and they help their clients into affordable temporary and permanent housing. Beyond housing, they also help with financial and other educational opportunities for the adults and children of their client families. We speak with their Executive Director, Lynn Thomas and their communications consultant, Jane Collins. Collins was previously a member of the Community Lodgings staff. They are hosting their 30-year anniversary gala on February 17, 2018, and if you’re in the DC area, you should consider attending and contributing to their work.
Community Lodgings is an Alexandria, Virginia-based nonprofit whose mission is to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency through affordable housing, transitional housing, community outreach and youth education programs.
Lynn Thomas has been Community Lodgings’ executive director for nearly six years and has over 30 years of experience in supportive housing management and grant administration. She is a certified housing counselor and holds a Master’s of Human Services from Lincoln University, PA.