For most of us, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel and we feel the hope that comes with knowing the end of the pandemic is near. However, many people are still struggling. Over the past year, former Team Members have come back to us asking for help. These people were housed and had jobs pre-pandemic and have been economically devastated over the past thirteen months.
A person who returns to homelessness is in danger of becoming truly hopeless and it takes double the effort to overcome the emotions of reliving this traumatic experience. Every day we can’t help means they slip further away from getting out of homelessness again.
With your support, we can help these former Team Members rebound. With our proven model, we know how to do it. We cannot do it without you.
Your financial support will enable DST to help at least 100 additional people recover from this devastation. It costs DST just $8,700 a year to lift one person out of homeless and put them on a path toward self-sufficiency. This is a fraction of the public’s cost of homelessness, which can be as much as $83,000 a year for someone who is persistently homeless.
Please consider making a gift of any amount to help vulnerable members of our community build back their stability and return to housing and the workforce.
The past year has been tough on all of us and we can’t give up on our neighbors who need help. We hope we can count on you to help those who don’t yet see the light at the end of the tunnel.