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Lotus Village is a holistic emergency shelter for women, youth and children experiencing homelessness in Miami, FL. In this show, we amplify the voices and stories of our sheltered guests, share our trauma-informed and innovative solutions from over 15 years of shelter operations, and explore solutions to end homelessness in our country. For more information on Lotus House, visit www.lotushouse.org or follow us on social media @lotushouseshelter.

Lotus Village Voices - The Official Podcast of Lotus House Women's Shelter Lotus House Women's Shelter

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Lotus Village is a holistic emergency shelter for women, youth and children experiencing homelessness in Miami, FL. In this show, we amplify the voices and stories of our sheltered guests, share our trauma-informed and innovative solutions from over 15 years of shelter operations, and explore solutions to end homelessness in our country. For more information on Lotus House, visit www.lotushouse.org or follow us on social media @lotushouseshelter.

    07 - National Women's Shelter Network - with Constance Collins and Grettel Jimenez-Singer

    07 - National Women's Shelter Network - with Constance Collins and Grettel Jimenez-Singer

    Introducing the newest development in Lotus House history - the National Women’s Shelter Network! This has been an aspiration of ours for many years and we are so excited to tell you all about it. Returning to the show is Lotus House Founder & Executive Director, Constance Collins, along with Director of the National Women’s Shelter Network (and producer of this podcast!), Grettel Jimenez-Singer.

    Learn more about the NWSN at www.nationalwomensshelternetwork.org or follow them on Instagram @nwsn_org.

    Check out footage of our Women’s Month celebration on Instagram at @lotushouseshelter.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a rating on Spotify and Apple.

    Urgent needs wishlist: https://a.co/a9JvJ1e
    DONATE: https://lotushouse.kindful.com
    All other inquiries: love@lotushouse.org

    Website: www.lotushouse.org 
    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube: @lotushouseshelter 

    Host: Jackie Roth 
    Editor: Margo Hannah 
    Producer: Grettel Jiménez-Singer 
    Cover Art and Logo: Sam Billman 

    • 21 min
    06 - Lived Experience, Part II - with Runisha Johnson (Director of Guest Services)

    06 - Lived Experience, Part II - with Runisha Johnson (Director of Guest Services)

    For the second installment in our Lived Experience series, we welcomed Director of Guest Services and alum Runisha Johnson. We’ve been sitting on this interview for awhile and are so happy to share it with you!

    Check out footage of our Valentine’s Day and Black History Month celebrations on Instagram at @lotushouseshelter.

    If you enjoyed this episode, please give us a rating on Spotify and Apple.

    Urgent needs wishlist: https://a.co/a9JvJ1e
    DONATE: https://lotushouse.kindful.com
    All other inquiries: love@lotushouse.org

    Website: www.lotushouse.org 
    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Tik Tok, Twitter and YouTube: @lotushouseshelter 

    Host: Jackie Roth 
    Editor: Margo Hannah 
    Producer: Grettel Jiménez-Singer 
    Cover Art and Logo: Sam Billman 

    • 17 min
    05 - 2021 Recap (Our 15th Year!)

    05 - 2021 Recap (Our 15th Year!)

    Happy 2022! In this episode, we highlight our achievements from 2021 -  our 15th anniversary as a shelter - as detailed in our annual report. Stay tuned throughout the episode for some interview tidbits from the kids and staff about their intentions for the new year.

    2021 Annual Report: https://lotushouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/2021-Annual-Report.pdf?mc_cid=684b1a7be1&mc_eid=f1c7f0cbdf
    TODAY Show feature: https://www.today.com/video/how-lotus-house-helps-homeless-women-and-children-129166405835
    LVV Episode 4 with Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze22mIXij0I
    Eat'Cha Vegetables music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH5lMSWLXQI

    Urgent needs wishlist: https://a.co/a9JvJ1e
    DONATE: https://lotushouse.kindful.com
    All other inquiries: love@lotushouse.org

    Website: www.lotushouse.org 
    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube: @lotushouseshelter 

    Host: Jackie Roth 
    Editor: Margo Hannah 
    Producer: Grettel Jiménez-Singer 
    Cover Art and Logo: Sam Billman 

    • 12 min
    04 - Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava

    04 - Mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine Cava

    We were so grateful to Madam Mayor Daniella Levine Cava for choosing Lotus House to celebrate her one-year anniversary in office! We discuss why she picked us for this special day, her decades of service to women and children throughout her career, and her vision for the County. Last but not least, she chats with Zaniyah, 12-year-old daughter of an alum staff member, to answer questions we solicited from our younger kids. 
    We’ll be back with new episodes in the New Year! Until then, the warmest holiday wishes from our House to yours. 
    Holiday toy wishlist: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vGWEQBYQnRZvYDzJa0-jglShXUUCLxlm/view?usp=sharing
    Holiday volunteer sign-up: https://lotushouse.org/volunteering/

    Urgent needs wishlist: https://a.co/a9JvJ1e
    DONATE: https://lotushouse.kindful.com

    All other inquiries: love@lotushouse.org

    Website: www.lotushouse.org 
    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube: @lotushouseshelter 

    Host: Jackie Roth 
    Editor: Margo Hannah 
    Producer: Grettel Jiménez-Singer 
    Cover Art and Logo: Sam Billman 

    • 18 min
    03 - Education & Employment Center - with Cynthia Perez (Director of Education & Employment)

    03 - Education & Employment Center - with Cynthia Perez (Director of Education & Employment)

    We sat down with Education & Employment Director, Cynthia Perez, to discuss the process of meeting guests' varied needs when it comes to finding a job and completing their education - as well as how we constructed a virtual school for our children during the pandemic, affectionately called the "Lotus Learning Pod."

    Urgent needs wishlist: https://a.co/a9JvJ1e
    Volunteer sign-up: https://lotushouse.org/volunteering/
    DONATE: https://lotushouse.kindful.com

    All other inquiries: love@lotushouse.org

    Website: www.lotushouse.org 
    Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube: @lotushouseshelter 
    Host: Jackie Roth 
    Editor: Margo Hannah 
    Producer: Grettel Jiménez-Singer 
    Cover Art and Logo: Sam Billman 

    • 17 min
    02 - Lived Experience, Part I - with Sharonee Delevante (Director of Operations)

    02 - Lived Experience, Part I - with Sharonee Delevante (Director of Operations)

    In our first installment on the subject of Lived Experience, we sat down with alumni and Director of Operations, Sharonee Delevante, to discuss her time living and working at shelter, and her dreams for her and her son. 

    Urgent needs wishlist: https://a.co/a9JvJ1e
    Volunteer sign-up:  https://lotushouse.org/volunteering/
    Eat'Cha Vegetables music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH5lMSWLXQI

    DONATE: https://lotushouse.kindful.com

    All other inquiries: email love@lotushouse.org
    Website: www.lotushouse.org
    Follow us on Instagram: @lotushouseshelter

    Host: Jackie Roth 
    Editor: Margo Hannah 
    Producer: Grettel Jiménez-Singer 
    Cover Art and Logo: Sam Billman

    • 30 min

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