Homelessness is often mistakenly associated with laziness, negligence, or addiction. 2020 has challenged this notion, with many in our nation being one missed paycheck away from facing eviction — especially in our Bay Area neighborhoods. In our extensive work with those experiencing homelessness, Roots has diagnosed that while many in this population are eager to work, they lack the necessary skills to acquire stable employment while facing the stigma of homelessness. This means they are immediately rejected from many programs that could help them rise from these circumstances.
In attempt to remedy this, Roots Community Health Center recently transformed our Turning Point program into a transitional housing and robust workforce development program. This program provides temporary, but stable housing while equipping its participants with the necessary skills to secure long-term employment. Additionally, it connects them to Roots’ expansive cache of services providing physical, emotional, and behavioral care to them, ensuring their health does not impede their ability to work. This program transforms lives, providing our people a pathway out of homelessness that does not exist before. Attached with this press release is an introductory video framing the impetus behind Turning Point and its impact.
We invite you to participate in this transformational work by donating to Turning Point. Such a trailblazing program requires significant investment to ensure its longevity. While Roots is financing the costs of maintaining the site. Your donation would go directly towards our program participants, ensuring their matriculation towards stable housing and employment.
To donate, please visit https://bit.ly/2MP56RZ or contact me directly at [email protected] . Roots Community Health Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Tax ID #26-2583954. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. To learn more about Roots Community Health Center’s work, visit us at www.rootsclinic.org or find us on social media using the handle @rootsempowers.
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