Jun 8, 2022
Providing Services in One Location
Bremerton, WA - The Foundation for Homeless & Poverty Management has partnered with local state agencies and organizations to help provide services for the people surviving homelessness or living in poverty.
The Rejuvenation Community Day Center, a project that local legislators recently funded, opened its doors to help people fill out applications for rental assistance, housing, disability, SNAP/EBT benefits, and more. "We could have waited until we remodel the whole building, but we saw a need right outside our window that people needed help now." says Executive Director Drayton Jackson, "Although we have not told people we are here, all of our clients have been either a referral from another community agency that we are working with or word of mouth, and we wanted it to roll out slowly so we could get things in place to serve the community."
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The Rejuvenation Community Day Center provides basic essentials and snack bags, a place where people can charge their phones, and connect people with available resources. There will be a representative from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) onsite every Thursday starting June 9 to help people with their services. People can come to the day center to get help setting appointments for people to fill out applications, for interviews and being the liaison for people who are filing for disability and benefits through the Social Security Administration. Those that lack internet access can come to the day center and get signed up for EBT/SNAP benefits on WashingtonConnects and veterans will be able to get help with filing and interviews for their veterans benefits as well.
The Rejuvenation Community Day Center is conveniently located at 2741 Wheaton Way across from Saar Grocery Store on the corner of Wheaton Way off of Sheridan Rd. in Bremerton.
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The Foundation for Homeless & Poverty Management is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization out of Washington state that focuses on individuals and families surviving homelessness or living in structural poverty. By meeting people where they are at their point of time and creating spaces with low barriers, our mission is to help people break generational homelessness and poverty for themselves as well as their children. Our vision is for people experiencing poverty and surviving homelessness to thrive and not just survive.
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