ABOUT THE HOME
The home is named after founder Walter Painter’s mother, Nancy. Somehow, Nancy figured out what she had to do. Nobody taught her how to be a single mother with children. She just knew. She was a brave and resourceful woman, dedicated and determined, and her first priority was her children’s well-being. She was a woman with a severe physical handicap who worked two jobs day and night. She was determined that her children would have as good a life as any other kid on the block.
Walter and Charlene’s hope is to ease the struggle of other mothers in similar situations. Their desire is to create a series of small residential homes where mothers with children can be cared for in a loving environment and find a better future for themselves and their children. Eligible mothers will be welcomed into the home without regard to race, creed, national origin, or religion.
The Nancy Painter Home has received strong support from its Board of Directors and The Salvation Army. Walter and Charlene Painter and the Board of Directors have worked tirelessly to make The Salvation Army Nancy Painter Home a reality. The home has already obtained annual grants from Newman's Own and the J. K. Eichenbaum Foundations. Walter, Charlene, and the Board of Directors have created an annual fundraising event, where the goal each year is to raise enough money for the annual upkeep of the home.