April 13, 2024

As long as there is poverty in this world, no man can be totally rich even if he has a billion dollars.” Dr. King, “The American Dream” speech, 1961.

The Skid Row Housing Trust (the Trust) provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.” This is the mission statement of the Skid Row Housing Trust. The Organization has provided over “1800 homes for individuals who have experienced homelessness”. The Skid Row Housing trust is a solution based organization that is at the forefront of spearheading permanent supportive housing. The trust provides ” integrated case management, mental health treatment, substance abuse recovery, and primary healthcare at multiple housing sites and with more in the pipeline.” Homelessness is the next step to a missed paycheck or a lost job. Once this happens, “people face many barriers to employment including social stigma and lack of transportation/ child care. The organization is dedicated to having a direct impact on the community of the people who need. Some of the things said about them is that they are “Not there to judge you, they are there to help. “These people made sure you get somewhere (to lIve), and nobody ever before made sure I got helped”. The words of those they helped speak the best about how important they are. https://skidrow.org

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