Retraining the Village began in the heart of its Founder, Halley Irene Crumb in 2009.
Medical Technologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Halley had the opportunity to work closely with homeless Veterans for over 10 years. She recognized that the Veterans whom she was serving were not only presenting with dual-diagnosis, but also homelessness. She noticed that their will to live and
desire for a better lifestyle had gone by the wayside. This attitude was similar to the one that she witnessed among homeless individuals in her own community. Because her own experiences were similar, she soon understood that helping all homeless individuals should begin with genuine concern and a kind
As a result, Halley became passionate for helping homeless individuals while on the job. Although she understood that change had to happen within one's own self, she believed that a person would be more willing to improve their lifestyle and outlook about life with the promise of stability and a compassionate nudge in the right direction. She
became conscientious about encouraging Veterans and their families to find housing and jobs. She congratulated individuals on their sobriety. Through similar actions of caring and support, she saw the seed of hope start to emerge. Lives were changing!
Halley has received awards for her community service:
2011 "Good News
Travels Fast Award”
2012 "Special Contribution Award" for going beyond the call of duty for Veterans
"Special Contribution Award" for saving a trainee's life
Halley is passionate about doing her part to end homelessness, and she understands that "It takes a Village to Change One". Retraining the Village was founded upon that idea.
"The heart that it takes to care
for another individual is not from one self, but from a
collaboration of hearts." Halley Irene Crumb
Now, there is greater promise of stabilization and a compassionate nudge each time a homeless individual finds his way to a Retraining the Village home.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ms. Halley Crumb /Founder and CEO
retired Laboratory technician who loves to help people with their struggles. She is determined to make a change for the better in other people lives.
VICE CHAIR: Mrs. Rhonda LaBron is a highly educated woman who has worked for the government. She has passion and determination to assist with RTV. Her knowledge and expertise in policies and protecting the rights of other
Mrs. Angela Hall is a dedicated and experienced woman who has taken the challenge to keep RTV on the right track. She has experience in PEOPLE she has tons of experience
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER:
Mrs. Geraldine Tolon is a University of San Francisco graduate. She has degrees and experience in financial studies. Mrs. Tolon is a widower of a highly decorated officer of WWII.
RETRAINING THE VILLAGE HAVE OPEN BOARD POSITIONS.
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