Since spring 2011, the Millionair Club Charity’s new Housing Assistance Program has been actively serving the needs of the 60 percent of our participants who are homeless. So far, we’ve helped 16 individuals secure permanent, affordable housing.
We work with Plymouth Housing Group and other local organizations to help connect our workers with stable housing. Michael, from the Belltown Street Cleaning Crew, is one person who found housing through this new program.
After working with Housing Resource Specialist Angele Leaptrot and Veterans Affairs, he was able to find an affordable housing option and moved into his own place at the beginning of May.
Our Housing Assistance Program connects Millionair Club Charity workers to outside organizations that specialize in securing housing for the homeless. We hope to expand these relationships so more of our workers can find a place to call “home.”
Pictured: Elvis Campbell with Angele Leaptrot.
Millionair Club Charity workers do more than just provide services for local homeowners and businesses. They’re also giving back to the community.
Twice a week a group of our participants clean the streets of Belltown as part of the Belltown Street Cleaning Crew. One of the crew members, a man named Michael, became homeless after injuring his hand several years ago and was unable to keep his job as a roofer.
After finding day labor jobs through the Millionair Club Charity, today Michael is a reliable member of the Belltown Street Cleaning Crew and has secured permanent housing. Our staff says Michael has new-found confidence is ready to move forward.
“The Boy Scouts taught me to be prepared, the Marines taught me to be faithful, the Army taught me to work hard and the Millionair Club gives me the resources to put all these qualities together so I can excel,” Michael says.
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More than 100 guests celebrated the Millionair Club Charity’s 91st anniversary by hearing the story of Elvis Campbell, a former program participant who earned permanent full-time work through our Employment Program.
After enjoying dinner, live music and receiving a copy of our 2011 Annual Report, guests watched how the Millionair Club Charity’s Day Labor Referral Program helped place Mr. Campbell into the full-time job he currently holds.
Thank you to guest speaker John Curley for attending and all the volunteers who helped make the evening possible.