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A little about why I work for SHELTER, Inc. and why I am doing this fundraiser.
I have been here for almost 7 years and I have never been happier! I work here because I whole heartedly believe in the mission of SHELTER, Inc. "to prevent and end homelessness among the low-income residents of Contra Costa County by providing resouces that lead to self-sufficiency". It's this last part that I really like.
The programs and the staff who work with these men, women & children are here to not just put on a bandage but to really show these families how to become self-sufficient. And its working!
Preventing Homelessness: $1,000 in financial assistance prevents a family from becoming homeless. The impact is that 97% of those helped stayed off the streets and in their homes. This is less than 10% of the cost of helping them if they were to become homeless.
Ending the Cycle of Homelessness: Homeless families and individuals are placed in safe, temporary homes and provided services to help them regain self-sufficiency. The impact here is that 76% moved to permanent housing!
Would you like to be a part of this success? If so, please donate through our secure website. While I'm not actually "hiking" I will be at the event working!
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