HOPE Continues to Change Lives

By: Kate Gaier
By: Kate Gaier

The HOPE Community Center hosted the 6th Annual Service Day for the Homeless. Those attending could get free haircuts, hot meals, and a sense of a brighter future.

Kay Freeman of the Big Bend Homeless Coalition says, "Often times the disenfranchised need a little bit of help to begin to start to make headway to changing their lives and improving the quality of their life."

One of the HOPE Community residents, Joanne Lawrence, says she is proof that the HOPE Community is working. Now, she's enrolled in classes at Tallahassee Community College and says none of it would have been possible if it weren't for the generosity at the center.

Workforce Plus was given a $5,000 grant to assist local veterans with employment opportunities.

"It's also looking at other barriers that might exist, whether it's counseling or other supports that need to be in place prior to connecting with the workforce," says Kimberly Moore with Workforce Plus.

Together, Workforce Plus and the HOPE Community Center are helping improve lives, one day at a time.


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