Many reasons attribute to a person becoming homeless, and every person’s story is different. Those who are homeless face barriers to obtain housing, food, work and income. Matthew 25 is more than a shelter, its relationship building, Our programs support helping men through accountability, providing a safe place, housing, goal setting, financial saving, leadership development, and giving back to the community. Homelessness is real and happens because the behavior blocks the opportunity that is made available to individuals. The relationship building Matthew 25 provides helps uncover and recover from the issues and circumstances that individuals have been living with. Homelessness affects all of us whether we think it does or not. Matthew 25 is making an impact and difference in the lives of the men we serve.
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With global competition, technological changes and the growth of knowledge- and service-based economies, even entry-level jobs require more advanced skills than they did several decades ago. There is great demand for workers with education, skills training or both, but jobs that require only a high school diploma are disappearing, or the wages they pay are dropping. Schools offer limited vocational training, and graduates often lack the practical job skills employers need.
“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” In the United States, it is a typical expectation that everyone will have the opportunity to live in a decent and affordable home, in a community that promotes opportunity and a better quality of life in a secure and attractive environment.
Families in poverty often do not achieve this expectation. Instead, many live in distressed neighborhoods, which often lack grocery stores, banks, and health resources. These neighborhoods typically have relatively high rates of crime and unemployment, as well as under-performing schools. Climbing out of poverty is even more difficult because of the lack of entry-level jobs in or near distressed neighborhoods, in combination with the lack of affordable housing in suburban communities where personal vehicles are often necessary to get to places of employment...
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