The “Working Poor” Are One Crisis Away From Homelessness

Apr 26, 2018 3:30 PM ET
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Did you know that in Central Florida, 1 in 6 people are food insecure? Yes, in America! Over 40% of families in Central Florida are classified as “working poor”. The “working poor” are one crisis away from homelessness.

Christian HELP works with unemployed and the underemployed because both people groups are at risk for homelessness and this affects everyone. Our mission is to help prevent homelessness by finding people jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually.

Through our Care Management Program a personal plan is developed with each job seeker. They are coached up into employment or into upward mobility and career growth.

While they are working with a Care Manager, they received groceries from our food pantry. Christian HELP’s food pantry distributes over 800,000 pounds of groceries to families every year.

Individuals, Churches and Businesses can help keep the homeless numbers down by supporting Christian HELP in its efforts to stand in the gap for folks who are making all the right steps towards self-sufficiency.

In fact, during March, April and May, any donation made will be matched up to $100,000.00!

Please visit www.christianhelp.org to find out more!

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