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Making sustainable living a reality for displaced or seemingly unemployable persons.Description
Redemptive Work (RW) is dedicated to making sustainable living a reality for displaced and seemingly unemployable persons.
RW serves homeless, previously incarcerated, and disabled persons navigating barriers to sustainable living. Our work began when Rev. Dr. Tina Carter joined RW Executive Director Rev. Dr. Mindy Johnson-Hicks in writing The Wealth of Poverty (Outskirts Press, 2013); an exploration of the ways authentic relationships across socio-economic groups enables collective prosperity. During this collaboration, it became apparent that under-served populations of homeless, previously incarcerated and disabled people shared common barriers to finding employment, housing, and healthcare. RW incorporated in 2013 to learn to navigate those barriers. We meet with people weekly, one-on-one, to discuss goals and strategies necessary to achieve sustainability beyond societal barriers. People need adequate work, safe shelter and access to health care and we are here to ensure a community is present to help them find all three. We also help people overcome obstacles by coaching them to fill out forms for jobs or obtaining a Driver's License or Social Security Card, government benefits. We help people face the challenges that so often prevent marginalized persons from re-engaging in society in a sustainable way. We also help our clients to understand what their strengths are instigating self-advocacy in a profoundly disenfranchising system.