Today, Seattle will speak out on an inhumane reality and strategize around solutions. The conversation is taking place NOW on social media. Check out the MCC’s twitter and get involved with the conversation. Here.
Dignity for all! #seaHomeless promises to lift a diversity of voices and boost a variety of solutions. The Millionair Club is a part of this conversation and we are offering our unique “jobs first” approach.
Life in a Seattle homeless shelter had brought Rudy to a crisis point. At age 40, Rudy was illiterate. He found a program to get his G.E.D., but after five months of shelter life he was getting sick. “As strong as I thought I was, I would wake up with headaches and lay down to sleep with headaches. I just couldn’t get any rest, so my hands were always shaking, and I would just doze off wherever I was.”
That’s when Rudy turned to the Millionair Club Charity for help. “I was afraid because of my education, no one would help me, but when I got to the MCC you guys were wonderful.” Within one week Rudy had been placed in a night job that accommodated his school schedule, and he was living in the MCC’s transitional housing at the Kasota apartments- which meant a room of his own to call home.
“Now I can breathe,” says Rudy. “I’m sleeping. Once I get my G.E.D., I would like to get into computers. I if could tell the whole world, I would tell them to come to the Millionair Club, it helped me, and I’m sure it could help others.”
About the Millionair Club Charity & the “Jobs First” Approach
The MCC specializes in offering wrap-around services that help people like Rudy, who are experiencing homelessness and other barriers to employment, become job-ready. These wrap-around services include meals, transitional housing, a shower and laundry center, job training, occupational licensing, work clothing, safety equipment, and a temporary staffing agency that places people in jobs. The ultimate goal is to get these individuals placed in permanent jobs. Congratulations Rudy, we are in awe of your drive and determination.