The Empowerment Plan "mostly hire homeless parents from local shelters to become full time seamstresses" (Plan, 2010).The aim is "so that they can earn a stable income, find secure housing, and gain back their independence for themselves and for their families" (Plan, 2010).
Our studies show that for each 1,000 coats distributed, we can save 14 lives and reduce healthcare costs by $58,800 annually" (Plan, 2010).
The Empowerment Plan employ's 20 previously homeless individuals and are paying their employees the living wage" (Plan, 2010).
Veronika personally talked to every person before hiring them (Plan, 2010).
Veronika told them “it was their clean slate, their opportunity to make whatever it is you want to make for yourself" (Plan, 2010).
Veronika Scott believes women have a difficult time in understanding their value and self-worth (Plan, 2010).
Veronika's parents are both addicts, she" believes she was set up for failure, in a hole and she had to climb her way out" (Plan, 2010).
"Our goal is to help build a better life for those that have become trapped in the cycle of homelessness" (Plan, 2010).
The Empowerment Plan currently has coats in "29 states in the US and 3 Canadian provinces" (Plan, 2010).
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