Guild Incorporated Welcomes New Board Member
We welcome George Stone to our Board of Directors. George currently serves as the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) Minnesota Director. He is an alumnus of Hamline University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. George has extensive experience in direct service provision, tenant-landlord relations and child-care. Currently his focus is working to advance supportive housing as well as integrating housing and healthcare. He has been a featured speaker in local and national forums on issues such as developing supportive housing and creating the American Indian Supportive Housing Initiative in 2006. George first became aware of Guild through his work at CSH when they supported a number of local housing projects including Guild.
“I was impressed with Guild Incorporated’s understanding of the various needs faced by specific populations and their enthusiasm in developing new and innovative approaches to ending homelessness,” George says about his decision to join the board. “Over the years I have been personally impacted by the challenges of mental illness in my life. Multiple family members have struggled with their mental health and it affected their housing, employment, and support systems. The correlation of mental illness, homelessness and the social determinants of health is a growing concern and I think I can help Guild be a leader in the area.”
George was recently a featured housing expert in “Finding a Way Home,” an article in Minnesota Philanthropy Partner’s issue of “MNSights.” Calling Guild Incorporated a “local nonprofit to know,” George highlighted the work that Guild has done to help people with housing. Read the article.
October 13, 2015