Fresh Start Program
H.Y.P.E Fresh Start Homeless Program
Since 2007 the homeless rate has grown 20% and is continuing to rise. The Hype Magazine and Raynbow Affair Magazine are doing our part, by going into different communities across the country, clothing the homeless, providing a Fresh Start Cleansing Pack which includes fresh shirts, socks, and under garments, along with soap, toothbrush, tooth paste, shower cloth and shower shoes. When you’re clean, you feel better and think better. The Fresh Cleansing Packs are a small jester to those of us who take simple necessities for granted, but to a homeless person it could help them get to the next level and help them with obtaining a new look on life. We believe, it is all of our jobs to help our community take care of our community!
The Hype Magazine and Raynbow Affair Magazine introduced the Fresh Start Homeless Program to build a comprehensive campaign geared towards helping homeless people in the cities of Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Baltimore along with their surrounding areas return to healthy and stable lives. It is a collaborative effort by homeless service providers, elected government officials, administrators, housing developers, community leaders, clergy, and formerly homeless people combined to effect change for the better.
The recommendations that follow are evidence-based, and draw from the best practices of innovative programs and initiatives throughout the United States. The Fresh Start campaign is intend to motivate homeless individuals, to self-start themselves, enhance clean body produces, aid in the betterment of clean thoughts that helps improve our communities across the world and more. This emphasis on chronic homelessness reflects a growing body of research demonstrating that members of the chronic homeless population are poorly served for the long-term by existing efforts, even though they use a disproportionate share of emergency services and resources.
Fact: The growth of homelessness has far exceeded the capacity of local charitable groups and inadequate funding is threatening their ability to even sustain the current level of services. Homelessness is a societal problem that requires a partnership between private charities and the government, with active public support.
Myth: Homeless people don’t work and get most of their money from public assistance programs.
Fact: Many homeless people are among the working poor, and a relatively small percentage of them receive government assistance.
Our First Venture: Every year, men, women, and children live through the cold winters without a coat to keep warm. You may help provide them with this basic necessity. Please join us on our mission to provide coats for the homeless.
There are two ways area residents may help: Set up a collection campaign at your office, school, church, or community organization.
To set-up your drop location please contact 301-579-4973. Drop off your new or “gently used” winter coat at any of our public collection sites. Please take time to join (H.Y.P.E.) How You Perceive Everything Inc. in our campaign to help the homeless, for more information please call 301-579-HYPE (4973)!