The holiday season is upon us, and this year won’t be the same for anyone. Doors are usually open for meals, parties, and connections with friends and family, and in usual times, our Team Members have access to community gatherings to celebrate the season. But these are not usual times, and because of the extra-ordinary circumstances they face, our Team Members need us now more than ever.
The COVID pandemic has placed insurmountable burdens on our unhoused neighbors, including an increased sense of isolation and disconnectedness that is common for people experiencing homelessness. Downtown Streets Team helps our Team Members stay connected to the community. Each day our Team Members show up to beautify the communities in which they serve. They gain momentum to overcome the challenges they are faced with and persist on their journey to exit homelessness.
Since March 14th, Downtown Streets Team has housed 57 Team Members and helped 82 find employment. Even in the face of what they have been through this year, they have shown a tremendous amount of strength, courage, and commitment on their paths out of homelessness.
Your contribution makes our work to end homelessness possible. Thank you for your support, now and always.