Project: You Belong
Program: CO.STARTERS for Causes
You Belong pairs people who have recently exited homelessness and are newly homed, with a group of volunteers who can help them assimilate to everyday life. Even the simplest of modern amenities, such as using a dishwasher or cooking for themselves, can seem overwhelming to someone who has experienced homelessness. You Belong is attempting to provide a support system to those who have recently transitioned out of homeless and decrease the percentage of recidivism and returning to homelessness amongst those we encounter.
CO.STARTERS for Causes is a nine-week program that helps individuals put ideas into action, turning a passion for bettering the community into a sustainable and thriving endeavor.