Mission: To provide transitional employment/training of people experiencing homelessness.
Programs: Homeless garden project (hgp) provides job training, transitional employment and support services to people who are experiencing homelessness. Hgp also offers educational and volunteer opportunities to the broader community. The programs take place in an organic farm and in related enterprises. In 2017, 100% of program graduates transitioned into stable jobs or income, and 75% transitioned into stable housing. From the broader community, 2,963 people served as volunteers, contributing more than 17,082 hours.
This project is an avenue to allow folks to regain or begin the process of regaining what has been lost in their lives, whether it be home, job, family, dignity. The Garden offers a place of education, structure, acceptance and friendship. All of this takes place in the context of a beautiful organic garden, which not only feeds the body, it feeds the soul. I have seen people rise above their current misfortunes to better themselves in many different ways.