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Helping Homeless Families And Individuals With Multiple Barriers To Self Sufficiency

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With my project Todos Tenemos Esperanza (TTE) I propose to help homeless families and individuals with multiple barriers to self-sufficiency. Working through a network of housing and service programs in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the communities in it. The organization is led by a community is led by me, Jonathan Ponce, and a four managers each bringing expertise in the four strategies of housing, health, economic development, and social justice. A trained unionized workforce is at the core of all work in TTE, and many volunteers and community partnerships enhance the response to end homelessness. TTE partners with eight Churches strategically disperse one from each other to help the community with ease. Each Church has a houses and shelters where they take homeless people in to serve them. They founding we receive mainly comes from the churches that support the project, also we receive founding and help from the government in all four areas of the project housing, health care, economic development, and social justice. The program employ 4 core strategies for fighting homelessness and poverty: Housing, Health, Income, Social Justice. TTE programs provide whatever level of support people need and request in order to build health, wellness, and self-sufficiency. We know some people come to “Todos Tenemos Esperanza” for one-time or temporary assistance and others with histories of chronic homelessness and more serious challenges may engage in TTE services for longer periods of time. Also partnering with other social justice organization to help the people and achieve shared goals. The path to wellness is unique for each person. As long as participants are working towards their goals, respect program rules, and respect those around them, we continue to provide assistance and be part of their circle of support. We do this because some people take longer time to get their minds where they need to be. We fight the root causes of homelessness by providing housing and direct assistance to homeless people, TTE engages in community education, advocacy, and organizing throughout the year on issues of social justice that affect the homeless. Campaigns include welfare rights work, fighting to protect affordable housing, protecting homeless people’s civil rights, and advocating for adequate funding for health and human services. At TTE, we believe that housing is a human right: it is essential for people seeking to be self-sufficient, and for healthy neighborhoods and communities. One of our goals is to help homeless people move from the streets into shelters, transitional housing, and permanent homes, whatever their income or levels of disability. We help the homeless find a place to live for a week, a year or more; in one of our operating shelters and transitional houses provided by us through the 8 Churches that partner with us and in the process help the homeless people find and move into permanent housing. We believe that everyone has a special and...

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