RHD Street2Feet’s anti-littering initiative partnership with Pocono 3C covered by media across Pocono region
July 16, 2019
This month PBS, WBRE-TV, WNEP-TV, BRC-13, FOX56 and The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader covered RHD’s Street2Feet Outreach Center and its partnership with the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, The Pocono Mountains United Way, and The Monroe County Waste Authority to provide an amazing opportunity for Street2Feet clients that helps better their community.
RHD Street 2 Feet Outreach Center, the only day shelter and outreach program for adults who are homeless or facing homelessness in Monroe County, helped form The Pocono Community Caring Company (Pocono 3C) to provide no-barrier employment with same-day pay, putting Street2Feet clients to work as part of a new multi-county anti-littering initiative. Clients are given a $50 Visa gift card for each day they work, and the response has been overwhelming.
“It’s amazing. We are so thrilled with the fact that they can find employment, same day employment. No barriers, they don’t have to have an ID. It’s helping the community and changing the stigma that goes with homelessness,” said Elizabeth Bogart, RHD Street 2 Feet site supervisor.
“The raise in their self-esteem has been wonderful and just seeing how hard they are working,” Bogart said. “Just in the last four days we have picked up over 200 bags of garbage.”
Watch media coverage of RHD Street2Feet and the Pocono Community Caring Company (Pocono 3C) project: