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We can't say enough about this organization--it's well-organized and professional, but also personal. The staff are extremely dedicated and the results speak for themselves. It's rare to find such a win-win... more
Carrie Katz wrote:
Year in and year out the commitment of others on the Board, the way that the staff works with members using care and compassion,... more »
- Northfield, IL
Excellent team filled with lot of energy and motivation to make a social impact. They have enormously grown with minimal resources;... more »
- Peck, MI
I think it is important for donors to know that, although this charity is extremely valuable, they will be put on a mailing list,... more »
- New York, NY
As a board member with a local housing nonprofit, we are so impressed with Bike & Build. The riders we met were passionate, dedicated... more »
- Philadadelphia, PA
Working with AWTN has been amazing as a board member and also as a professional at Aurora Mental Health Center. As a board member,... more »
- Aurora, CO
Anna Rus wrote:
I am very happy to help our people during my volunteering time with SHIELD. They really care about the future of their clients... more »
- Phoenix, AZ
Hi my name is Robin and I’m from Amsterdam. Was at Buenas Cosas for a few weeks and had a really good experience. Got to see... more »
- Santa Elena,
I love this company and how much they care! I am currently an intern at WHW and iy amazing to see how many men and women are... more »
- Santa Ana, CA
Currently in the PA state legislature is HB1859. If passed, this bill will greatly help veterans in Pennsylvania. Everyone's... more »
- Philadelphia, PA
Larissa Elizondo really saved my families life. We had nothing, and I mean nothing! She helped us get clothes, got my kids back... more »
- Hayward, CA
On any given night in the United States, there are 643,047 people experiencing homelessness. Although many are adults, there are teenagers and children living without a home. 12% of people who find themselves homeless and below the poverty line are veterans. We need to help these people, and these nonprofits and charities help get these homeless people off the streets and back on their feet.
While unemployment rates remain low, more and more people are being forced into homelessness and onto the streets. These poor people need shelter, but beyond a place to sleep, these families are faced with hunger and danger while living on the streets. We need housing for the homeless.
Nonprofits play an important role in helping the homeless, especially homeless families. They may offer services such as job training or rehabilitation. They may offer daycare to enable parents to go looking for jobs or they may even have employment services that help connect employers with these people. Some nonprofits even refurbish old homes for homeless families to temporarily live in.
But while shelters and ministries can provide safety and a place to sleep, they still need your help to make it all possible. Volunteer or donate to a homeless shelter near you or any other charity for the homeless and help get a person off the streets, out of poverty, and on their way to a functional life.