James is getting resettled into his own apartment, after several years of living outside. He has a mental condition that makes it really hard for him to trust that he can be safe around others, but he’s worked hard with his case manager and other supporters to begin to regain his sense of confidence.
One thing that challenges James each month is affording important supplies to keep his new home clean. While James receives food stamps, he can’t use those to buy items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry and dishwashing detergent, and bath soap.
James is not alone in facing down serious mental and emotional challenges to regain stability. In Guilford County currently, there are dozens of people who are veterans or chronically homeless men and women who are moving home, thanks to a program called Housing First.
We’d like to invite you to join a partnership with Greensboro Urban Ministry, Partners Ending Homelessness, faith communities, businesses, agencies and others are working together to provide essential supplies to recently housed people. Tissue, Paper and Soap (TPS) aims to bridge the gap quarterly for these men and women who need our support.
TPS is a terrific project for Sunday school classes, service groups, friends, individuals and congregations! Here’s how you can participate:
GUM will promote the program to the community and caseworkers with Partners Ending Homelessness will distribute the supplies. Our goal is to begin distribution by Feb. 15.