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All three of my boys have gone to Ute Springs during summer camp and each experience they say is better than the one before and that it is their favorite camp. They are avid athletes, love ice hockey and... more
The program is a grass roots effort helping the needs of our local teens. more »
- Glens Falls, NY
I was a renter who was eager to own my own home, but Portland's housing market was out of control, I could only afford homes way... more »
- Portland, OR
I had a great experience working with Brenda from NOA this fall. I came to Brenda as I had to complete a service learning project... more »
- Dahlonega, GA
I don't mind saying up front for full disclosure that I've been serving (working) with this organization for the past 8 years... more »
- Americus, GA
I have known Jeanette for a long time. We fellowshipped together at the same Church in Kent county. I know that she doesn't... more »
- Prudenville, MI
Taryn E. wrote:
Worked with Super Ewan and his family this Holiday/Christmas season. Such a pleasure to work with, and I love seeing them helping... more »
- New Haven, MI
This is a great organization. I took a tour yesterday of the office, and met some of the staff. What I was most impressed with... more »
As a staff member, volunteer and later, a donor, I saw how Greenbelt Alliance worked both from the inside out and the outside... more »
As a Patron, volunteer and Advisory Board Member for the San Mateo Self Help for the Edlerly, I have witnessed on a weekly basis... more »
Spence Leslie wrote:
Raychem/Tyco Electronics has been supporting this orgainzation for over 20 years. It has always been a very rewarding eperience... more »
- Redwood City, 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.