The Dignity of Work

The Society encourages independence. We treat those we serve with dignity and respect. Self-respect and independence come from the ability to provide for oneself and one’s family. Sometimes the ability to earn a living comes down to having the right tools.

Ned is a refugee with a wife and four children. He needed tools to retain his job.  We were able to purchase the tools he needed. Alex required assistance purchasing work clothes, boots, and tools for a full-time construction job. We were able to provide these essentials for his work.  In addition, one of our Vincentians volunteered to drive Alex to the Metro until he received his first paycheck. We assisted Nina and her three children for some time with various needs as she has struggled with multiple challenges. Recently, Nina found full-time work, and is grateful for the assistance which helped her reach this goal.