springfield, missouri

springfield, missouri

Jobs4Homeless is exploding with real solutions for homeless

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SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI, - Jobs4Homeless has announced plans to expand again after opening 3 new homeless employment centers in past 2 months. “Each location is self supporting and we need more space to create new jobs for those who want something more out of life than being homeless” says Jobs4Homeless founder James Bruggeman James Bruggeman, founder of both Jobs4Homeless and Incredible Thrift, believes in “a hand up” vs. a hand out. As someone who has a personal background of family addiction, homelessness, and other challenges, Bruggeman decided to launch his mission to employ those who are homeless. Incredible Thrift started 2 years ago with $2,500 in start-up funds. Today they operate 2 thrift stores and a warehouse. “As an insider, I understood a new approach was needed for homelessness. Too many are homeless due to circumstances and too many are homeless due to choice and addiction,” said Bruggeman. “The ‘hand out’ systems are mostly broken with little accountability. We are a very giving community yet our homeless numbers continue to rise. New solutions are needed” Along with a job they teach homeless young people core principles such as integrity, giving back, work ethic, living clean, and goal setting. Once a participant is ready to enter the work force, he or she is placed into a full-time work opportunity with one of the organization’s community business partners. According to Jobs4Homeless, “A hand up with jobs is the long term solution for most homelessness.” - See more at: http://www.datsyn.com/press-release/3038/2015/05/20/Jobs4Homeless-is-exploding-with-real-solutions-for-homeless#sthash.OcjNof4b.dpuf