Hope for the Homeless
An Important News Conference
Sunday, February 20th at 9:30 am
59 N. Hamilton
Houston, TX 77002
Helping Houston's Most Vulnerable Citizens
HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / February 19, 2022 / While the city of Houston has cut its homeless population in half over the past decade by providing housing for nearly 20,000 people, there's still a long way to go to solve this problem. According to the 2020 Homeless Count & Survey, nearly 4,000 people are homeless at any given moment in the Houston area.
Despite the stereotype, the survey also showed 50% of homelessness is due to economic crises, such as job loss or lack of earnings to pay their bills. Substance abuse accounts for less than 10% of the local homeless population. COVID has also taken a toll. One in seven homeless people cites COVID-related reasons for their current situation.
Attending will be Dr. Candice Matthews, Chair of the Texas Statewide Steering Committee for the Rainbow Push Coalition, and representatives from Hoodies 4 Healing.
About Hoodies 4 Healing
The Hoodies 4 Healing Foundation was created in 2018 after founder RoseMary Tucker's daughter suffered a health crisis. RoseMary raised more than $60,000 by selling hoodies and has dedicated her life to helping the homeless. Every Sunday, Hoodies 4 Healing provides free services, including food and essentials for the homeless community. The proceeds from the sales of hoodies go to support these services.
Hoodies 4 Healing also operates the Blessties Christian Apparel Store at 18039 Farm to Market Road, 429 Suite D in Cypress, Texas, and an online store at hoodies4healing.com.
About Rainbow Push Coalition
Rainbow Push Coalition is an international human and civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. to empower people through the effective use of grassroots advocacy to connect the community with the disenfranchised.
As the Coalition's statewide steering committee chair, Dr. Matthews recently announced the opening of free COVID testing sites as part of an emergency call to action. The first testing site opened to serve the homeless population and others in need at the Impact Church of Houston at 16310 Chimney Rock in Houston and The Church of I Am, located at 2204 Blanchette Street in Beaumont, Texas.
Please join us for this press conference and media availability on Sunday, February 20th at 9:30 am at 59 N. Hamilton in Houston.
For more information, contact 1-832-291-9995.
SOURCE: Dr. Candice Matthews
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