Serving the housing needs of individuals with disabilities is at the core of the North Coast Community Homes mission. However, the physical house is only a part of what makes a house a home.
Many of NCCH residents living with severe and persistent mental illness disabilities have often experienced chronic homelessness. As an individual is moved into a space of their own; they often have very limited resources to establish and furnish their new home with basic household items.
Isabella’s Closet is a program that makes household basics available to help individuals establish a stable and comfortable home. Items such as furniture, cookware, dishes, small appliances, and other household items have been donated and are distributed to serve the community's needs.
The storefront location is open by appointment 2-days each week. Items are distributed for free to individuals, with a referral, following a needs assessment from an authorized agency.
Donations and gently used household items are gratefully accepted during store hours. Financial contributions support program operations and the purchase of new household items such as microwaves, linens, or cleaning supplies.
Isabella was a beautiful baby girl who was a most precious gift to her mother, Janice Stahl, an NCCH staff member. Isabella was born with a severe disability and Janice recognized that her daughter may one day need the housing services of NCCH.
At just 3-months old, Isabella died. Through a time of sadness and loss, a beautiful metamorphosis began for Janice. In celebration of the gift that was Isabella, Janice and friends began to engage community support to provide basic household items to help establish homes for people in need.
The Isabella’s Closet program is operational with the generous support from the community and Peg’s Foundation.