On this episode of the podcast 'Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,' host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, is joined by his colleague Richard Biddle, Rapid-Rehousing Specialist at Interfaith Community Services, to give listeners an in-depth look at what the term "rapid-rehousing" means, what it takes to move families off of the streets, and how his role as a social worker plays into the process.
Greg and Richard are then joined by Interfaith Community Services' rapid-rehousing program participants Duane and Danielle (along with their 10-week old baby!), who share how they found themselves camping in El Cajon with their four, soon to be five, children for nearly 8 months until they were able to move into a home of their own.
Calls to Action:
- Donate household items to Interfaith Community Services' "Make it a Home" program. Items needed include, but are not excluded to: new bedding & bath towels, kitchen items, new or lightly used furniture, bathroom & hygiene supplies, and more. To learn more and schedule your donation, please click here.
- Landlords, property managers, and property owners with units available for lease, please consider renting your apartment to a homeless family in need of a place to call home. By working with organizations such as Interfaith to house homeless families (often for additional financial incentives like double security deposits), you can make a difference in our communities today. Click here to learn more.