WOMENS ECONOMIC AGENDA PROJECT
July 31, 2011
I am an Outreach Minister with CHAM Deliverance Ministry in San Jose, CA. Our ministry is a homeless ministry that has served the poor in downtown San Jose for 20 years, including 12 years operating a family homeless shelter in collaboration with First Christian Church. Since 2000 we have worked together with WEAP to publicly raise issues of poverty, homelessness, and health care with public officials in the Bay Area and at the State Capitol in Sacramento. We have teamed up on numerous marches, testimonies, trainings, educationals, truth commissions, and rallies. WEAP is in the forefront of advocating for the human rights of all poor and working people, both employed and unemployed. They have tirelessly supported the homeless served by our ministry as well as poor people around the Bay Area and the State.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
fighting for health care justice through numerous trainings geared specifically to organizations of the poor, trainings offered to union members, truth commissions bringing together the uninsured and underinsured to give public testimonies about their hardships.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
This organization needs funding to expand its capacity so as to be able to broaden its reach and deepen its impact in these troubled times.
Professional with expertise in this field & I traveled around the Bay Area with WEAP speaking to numerous gatherings of workers, unemployed, poor, and young people about how to unite to win their economic human rights.