Posts Tagged 'homelessness'

Benefits of Hiring a Person Experiencing Homelessness

Daniel MabryHouston’s homeless population is much more than a statistic or number. They have a name, a voice, feelings, and dignity. They are a part of our community, and I solemnly believe it is our obligation to assist people experiencing homelessness. Among all the causes of homelessness, unemployment contributes to a major 35% portion of it. Therefore, I challenge Houston businesses to expand your understanding of the homeless situation in our community. You are the key to helping our community grow. Together, let us explore the benefits of hiring a person experiencing homelessness. Continue reading ‘Benefits of Hiring a Person Experiencing Homelessness’

What is Chronic Homelessness?

Thelisa LavergneOn a given night in Houston, Harris and Fort Bend Counties, more than 5,000 people spend the night in a shelter or somewhere on the street, in a park or in places not meant for human habitation, according to a recent report. While several thousand more individuals and families throughout the year find themselves temporarily homeless – living in motels, doubling up with family members or couch surfing at friends’ homes. It is just a matter of time before the temporarily homeless have to choose between going to a shelter and sleeping on the streets. Continue reading ‘What is Chronic Homelessness?’

Beyond the Struggle

daniel“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” – Frederick Douglas

This quote clearly defines the challenges I have faced in my self-improvement journey. As I begin my new role as a Regional Navigator with Workforce Solutions, I would like to take this opportunity to share my personal story in hopes of inspiring others.
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Income Now

VRW photo for blogToday I had the privilege of visiting one of the Workforce Solutions offices to introduce Income Now, an initiative of The Way Home, to our career office staff. Income Now is a joint project between Workforce Solutions, the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston / Harris County, and 100+ housing, services and employment partner agencies to help people experiencing homelessness find jobs. This is another way that Workforce Solutions demonstrates their dedication to providing quality service to anyone needing assistance with employment, while being sensitive to areas that may provide a challenge to getting employment or keeping a job.
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