Where The Money Goes:
By connecting people experiencing homelessness to housing and services, they have a platform from which they can address other areas that may have contributed to their homelessness, such as employment, health and substance abuse. 30% of membership fees will be donated directly to the Skid Row Housing Trust which builds permanent supportive housing for the homeless.
A paying job is a major indicator of self-reliance and a measure of worth, to self and to society. We aim to provide consistent income, training, and work experience for those struggling to find a foothold in the job market. This will groom them to become self-sustaining members of society. 30% of membership fees will be donated directly to Chrysalis, an organization that has helped over 58,000 people find employment. REDF estimates that for every $1 spent on programs like Chrysalis, taxpayers save $1.31 and provides $2.23 benefit to society.
30% Mental Health/Substance Abuse
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20 to 25% of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some form of severe mental illness. Mental illness and substance abuse leave many without a steady source of income, stable housing, or social support as a result of their illness. 30% of membership fees will be donated directly to Midnight Mission's Comprehensive Recovery Program which provides nightly recovery meetings and focuses on stability, education, health, and wellness for those struggling with addiction.
10% Content/Administrative Costs
Research, education, and outreach is the key to making the biggest impact on homelessness. We aim to curate content for people to become informed on ways to eradicate homelessness once and for all. Costs will include writer wages, web hosting fees, office space, and other administrative costs.
NOTE: Credit card processing fees go directly to the merchants and are not included in this breakdown.