North Shore Bank has made a $100,000 commitment to the Citizens Inn "Inn To Opportunity" campaign, which aims to bring comprehensive services in dignified spaces to better address the root causes of homelessness and hunger. The campaign focuses on both capital improvements and the programs necessary to sustain the increased client-base brought on by COVID-19 and to implement the depth of services that Citizens Inn provides.
Corey Jackson, Executive Director of Citizens Inn said of the Bank’s contribution:
North Shore Bank continually supports the work we do for families in our community. Their investment of $100,000 will be directed over the next four years to our Inn Transition program, a program focused on families in early recovery from addiction.
Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., Chief Executive Officer of North Shore Bank said of the Citizens Inn initiative:
The services that Citizens Inn provides at their shelters is so important to our community. When Corey called and told us about the campaign, we were enthusiastic to offer assistance.” He added, “Recovery is about breaking the pattern of instability, and those suffering from substance use disorders deserve a proper and accessible space to support restoring their health and self-sufficiency.
The Bank’s gift will enhance physical space within Inn Transition and enable future programming for both parents and children in the program, including focus on children's enrichment, parent-child relationship, early childhood development, complex trauma, and wellness.
About Citizens Inn
Programs offered by Citizens Inn are designed to help families and individuals prepare for and transition to a sustainable life. Through their work, they not only provide a safe place to stay and a meal on the table, but they offer tools to empower families and individuals to find permanent solutions to break the patterns of instability in their lives. For more information on the campaign, click here.