Building Back Better
Short to mid-term housing and education to equip people with the skills to gain independence.
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The only thing certain in life is uncertainty. When disaster strikes leaving you without a home, whether it be due to a tornado, house fire, flood, or any number of distressing scenarios, finding immediate housing can be difficult. Not knowing where you will lay your head down tonight after already going through the trauma of losing or having significant damage done to your home is scary. Camp G.R.A.V.E.S. provides short to mid-term housing for victims of displacing disaster. This housing allows families to regroup, recuperate and rebuild what they have lost without the worry of where they will house their family. Housing stability in the mist of upheaval is crucial for the rebuilding of both the physical home and their lives to begin.
Camp G.R.A.V.E.S. connects individuals and families to community resources in Graves and surrounding counties. Camp residents and the community will have access to phone numbers, addresses and people to contact for a myriad of needs. From schools to hospitals, municipalities to churches, legal aid to counseling, and everything in between we will strive to have the most up to date contact information ready at hand to assist in connecting those in need to those who can fill that need.
Education is one of the most efficient and successful ways to break out of the cycle of poverty and government dependence. Education through trades certification, skills training, apprenticeship, acquiring your GED, life skills, finance, budget, banking, insurance, and taxes competency, English language classes, etc., brings knowledge and opportunity. Our Education Building hosts classes, seminars, workshops, job, and information fairs that are open to the community. We are working with organizations, businesses, and educational institutions to provide individuals with opportunities to better themselves, their lives and the lives of those around them.
Breaking The Cycle
Breaking the cycle can mean many things to many people. Breaking the cycle of poverty, housing instability, unemployment, government dependence, addiction, educational roadblocks and whatever may be getting in your way of independence and success can be difficult, but it can be done. A steady job means a steady income, getting additional certifications or training can mean upward movement and higher wages, obtaining a GED can make you eligible for more and better paying jobs, trades training can start a lifelong career, and many other opportunities can put you on the path of success, stability and satisfaction in your personal accomplishments benefiting yourself, your family and your community.