KRA/DC Volunteers for Project Homeless Connect

DC-United Way Logo - 300x125KRA shares the United Way of the National Capital Area (UW-NCA) objective to help all members of our community to have a quality education, financial stability, and good health.

The DC Department of Human Services, KRA client for the operation of a TANF Employment Program (TEP), was a leading member of the UW-NCA Planning Committee responsible for the success of the recent Project Homeless Connect Resource Fair.

This annual event brings together a wide variety of community volunteers and service providers that are dedicated to combating  homelessness, as well as the lifestyle challenges faced by individuals and families without permanent housing.

David provides counseling to Fair attendee

David provides counseling to Fair attendee

Anthony Featherstone, Program Manager, reported, “We were pleased to accept Sheila Somashekhar’s [Manager, Community Impact, UW-NCA] invitation to participate as an Employment Services Provider, with Career Agent Ashley Dixon, Job Developer David Holman, and Education Specialist Sylvelt Walker volunteering to provide career counseling and resume-development assistance.

Other professionals from the community offered on-the-spot legal advice; dental, medical, and podiatric checkups; housing assistance; men’s haircuts; and many more much-needed services.  It was an inspiring outpouring of community advocacy and support, and one that KRA/TEP looks forward to volunteering for again next year.”