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This is Carmen Gooden, Executive Director of Linda Vista in Dayton Ohio @ the NCEH. She is sharing her thoughts about the conference and about how she feels “Thank God for the Shelter” can benefit the shelter and transitional housing residents everywhere. She purchased 12 copies for her facility at the conference.

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Dayton At Work and Play: Carmin Gooden

I have been working to get photos from each of Dayton’s 66 neighborhoods for a show that opens April 2 at K12 Gallery and TEJAS (341 South Jefferson). The last neighborhood on my list was Mount Vernon. There I met Carmen Gooden, co-founder of The Linda Vista, Inc. (1011 Linda Vista Avenue).


Linda Vista program helped family in need

Aisha Ford, a junior majoring in film studies at Wright State University, has a life story to tell that she isn’t afraid to share. She’s spoken out for Linda Vista, a program for women and children victimized by abuse that helped her family transition from homelessness, and may turn her story into a documentary.

This has been a difficult time for The Linda Vista as our country and community attempt to return to normal many nonprofits like Linda Vista have experienced a decrease in funding. During this most difficult time, we have served 25 women and children and have reunited families.

During Covid 19 we provided most of our services 1:1 to ensure the safety of our families and this includes weekly therapy sessions.

Thank you in advance for your support.