Central Question: How does Hosanna Home help women?
Theme Statement: Women who have recently come out of prison, are on the streets or are in crisis come to Hosanna Home looking for a new start. They often arrive with little to nothing and in addition to addressing emotional, mental, and spiritual needs, they must first address the physical need.
Intro: anecdote, story of one of resident #1
-Layer in stats about women on the street, recovery programs in Washoe county, info about prison and crime/ drug or substance abuse, etc.
-Layer in info from Linda, director of Hosanna Home
-Go back to resident#1 and tell more of her story.
-Launch into resident #2 story.
-Layer in more stats
Talk about Esther’s Closet
-What is Esther’s Closet?
-Esther’s Closet is a local specialty boutique that helps women. It provides clothing to the residents of Hosanna Home, and is staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to and have a desire to reach out and change the lives of local women. This is done through personal shopping, assistance to grieving families with cleaning out the closet of a loved one.
-Tell anecdote of how Esther’s Closet has helped a local woman.
-Who are the volunteer’s? Volunteer’s for Hosanna Home and Esther’s Closet are Christian women who have heard about the program through their church.
-Introduce several volunteer’s and their experiences at Hosanna Home and Esther’s Closet.
-Layer in interview with Patty, a manager at Esther’s Closet
-Layer in interview with customer
-Layer in interview with volunteer
-Layer in stats on homeless and clothing, winter time versus summer, etc.
-How do they receive and sort donations?
-What kind of events does Esther’s Closet hold or support?
-How does prayer and Bible Study fit into a Specialty boutique?
-What role does music play at the store?
Transition into more info about Hosanna Home
-Layer in House manager
-Talk about resident #3 story
-Layer in volunteer @ Hosanna Home interview
-Talk about resident #4 story
Talk about resident #5 story
Go back to Linda interview and talk about how Hosanna Home was started, funding, etc.
Getting Involved: How you can Help: Links to Hosanna Home and Esther’s Closet, other organizations re: aid in substance abuse
Story form: Layer Cake
Included in the story could be a photo story of one the events and a quick profile on a volunteer and a map of where they are located. Also, I am looking into adding some audio and video to compliment, not duplicate, the story on the volunteer’s and the residents. I also plan on including photo’s of Esther’s Closet and Hosanna Home.