One Homeless Advocacy Group Ending after 10 Years; Another Begins

Area homeless advocacy group Hearts for the Homeless is ending their efforts after ten years, while another group is attempting to step up and carry on the Hearts for the Homeless’s mission.

According to a video posted on the organization’s Facebook page, Devery Mills moved back to Florida with her husband due to health reasons. According to the video, Mills initially did not intend to close the 501(c)3 organization, however social media postings indicate this will no longer be the case, with Mills posting it was a “very difficult decision” for her.

Logo of the new organization, Homeless to Home Ozarks

Sharon Schellman, the street outreach coordinator for Hearts for the Homeless, will be launching a new 501(c)3 organization to pick up where Hearts for the Homeless is leaving off. The new organization, Homeless to Home Ozarks, is in the initial forming stages and will be announcing more about the organization in the coming weeks.

The new organization describes itself on Facebook as having a goal to “assist the homeless in taking the necessary steps to become self sufficient, all while promoting their dignity and self esteem.”

Devery Mills is encouraging people on social media who backed Hearts for the Homeless to join and support Schellman’s new organization, calling Schellman “absolutely amazing” on social media and stating she will be “doing great things.”