If I could earn a living doing what I love most, it would be “Changing the World for the Better”! I love to connect people, feed people and help them to find the resources that they need to be successful. I always wanted to open a resource center that would help individuals or families find temporary to permanent housing. In the midst of that I want to make sure that they would also have a way of sustaining their family through whatever transition that they were going through. I’ve seen a lot of people who have lost their jobs/careers and have struggled a great deal to take care of their children. There are so many people (regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation) who have been homeless and afraid that they would lose their children due to not being able to have proper housing or food for them. I want to let people know that their is hope and a way that they don’t have to fear. I do understand that everyone has a different story but not everyone is out doing drugs, gambling or just living a lewd lifestyle. Life happens and some people just don’t have the family support to assist in hard situation.
The goals that I have set and am trying to obtain are these:
1) Going to school to obtain a degree in Social work to understand more about the work and field
2) Doing internship/volunteer work at places that are doing similar work
3) Surveying location to where it has been hit the hardest
4) Contacting the city in which the program will be held to find further information on how they could assist
I hope that this information has assisted and I would absolutely be grateful to be one of the winners of this grant.