EMERGENCY: H.O.P.E. fights cuts to homeless services...AGAIN!
July 17 @ 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW! Call County Commissioners, James Harvey and Justin Ford at (901) 222-1000 and urge them NOT to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and to support the Community Alliance for the Homeless. ---------------------------------------------- Once again, funding for desperately needed homeless services is on the chopping block, and H.O.P.E. is calling on you for assistance! Last year H.O.P.E. won historic funding in the county budget for homeless services. Those dollars were critical in the implementation of the "100 Homes" program, which has been successful in housing the most vulnerable in our community- those who are projected to die in the next two years without intervening housing and supportive services. This was a real victory that would not have been possible without your support, and we were happy to put that battle behind us. However, because the Shelby County Commission has not passed a new tax rate, this newly restored funding for wraparound services for the "100 homes" campaign is once again at risk. "Ending homelessness can only happen when federal, state and local government align with non-profits, philanthropies under the umbrella of a comprehensive strategic plan such as this," said Katie Kitchin, executive director of the Community Alliance for the Homelessness. "Homelessness is already down 13 percent in our community, and with these two projects, we can expect even further reductions to come." Please call County Commissioners. James Harvey and Justin Ford at (901) 222-1000 and urge them NOT to balance the budget on the backs of the poor and to support the Community Alliance for the Homeless. Also, please join H.O.P.E. this Wednesday, July 17, 8:30 AM at County Commission to support our members who will be speaking out to ensure this funding that has already helped so many in our community doesn’t get cut! Read more about what this funding means in the Tri-State Defender: http://www.tsdmemphis.com/index.php/greater-metro/157-original/12923-new-move-on-homelessness For more informations, please call Paul Garner, Organizing Coordinator for H.O.P.E. at 901.725.4990