Our assistance for the homeless is expanding to support a "Back to Work" initiative that helps stabilize individuals and families. Our effort is called the "Believe" Program or Plane "B". Plane B provides hard and soft skills to homeless individuals by training them in the Culinary Arts, certifying them in Food Preparation and Service, attaining a Food Safety and Sanitation Certifications, attaining Transient Business Licenses, provides Customer Service Skills Training and supplies each individual with a food cart to sell either hot dogs or hamburgers or steak, chicken, fish and veggie tacos from distinctive carts. We also supply sandwich and beverage carts for this small business initiative as well. This provides various skills to the individual in order to supply reasonable income to each participant and prepares each person for entry/reentry into the mainstream workforce.
This process also screens individuals in order for our organization to refer participants to local temp agencies for long term employment. Each person who completes this program is drug tested and is drug free, is dependable and will show up to work on time and prepared, is skilled, has a work history, can interact with customers and co-workers with professionalism, and has proven themselves to be honest and effective in the work environment. Plan B is a $75,000.00 dollar initiative that we are currently seeking funding to implement. It employs approximately 16 people per program cycle. Each cycle last eight months and at the conclusion of the program cycle, the graduates move on to temp to permanent jobs. After which, another group of homeless individuals are trained, licensed and employed through this self-sustaining entrepreneurial program.