After the S.E.R.V.E. presentation today, I was interested to look around and see if I could find any other organizations that provide comparable services. Among the other options, Boston has had an organization called “Friends of Boston’s Homeless” since 1995. The organization provides “vocational training,. . . [and placement to] carry [people] into independent employment in the community.” Furthermore, they claim that “72% of participants into permanent competitive employment and permanent housing in the community.”
I believe that the proposal from today’s presentation was well considered and could bear more success than this organization, but I was happy to see that others have tackled the issue of homelessness through a similar lens.
Here is a link to the site: https://www.fobh.org/what-we-support/job-training/