Success Story: Words from an Aurora Case Manager

A client reached out to Aurora for rental and utility assistance though Community Engagement. The case manager working with them immediately recognized a language barrier present.


The client’s first language is Marshallese, and they knew very little English. The case manager understood the challenge of this situation, but also knew that Aurora could hopefully prevent potential homelessness.


Our Executive Director, Zac Heronemus, heard of the situation with the client and found a local church congregation made up of many Marshallese members. One of those members kindly volunteered to help translate. The case manager arranged an appointment with a translator and client to fill out paperwork and explain the details of the rental assistance program. The client was able to stay in their home with their family.

Employee Spotlight

Nana Wing

Nana was February’s employee of the month! She is a case manager for Aurora’s re-entry program, and goes above and beyond to make sure client and coworker needs are met. Aurora’s Re-Entry team helps former offenders re-entering society avoid further criminal behavior by using a collaborative community approach that links individuals to housing assistance and intensive case management services tailored to their specific needs. Aurora is so grateful for all of Nana’s hard work with re-entry, as well as her beautiful collection of office plants! Thank you, Nana!


Murder Mystery

April 29th, 2022

Aurora’s Murder Mystery Dinner is back! This thrilling fundraiser will benefit all of Aurora’s programs, helping house those most vulnerable in the Evansville Community.

Trivia Tonight

June 24th, 2022

Aurora’s 15th Annual Trivia Tonight Event will take place at Bally’s Riverfront Events Plaza. The purpose of this fundraiser is to support Aurora’s many programs that help house those experiencing homelessness in the Evansville Community.

Golf Scramble

August 19th, 2022

Aurora’s annual Golf Scramble hosted by IBEW Local 16 & NECA is a fun summer event that raises money in support of Aurora’s mission: creating solutions to prevent and end homelessness in our community.