LifeSTEPS social and supportive services are designed to meet people at their place of need. We help them access resources that will help stabilize them while they identify their own skills and use them to move forward. Some residents rely on food banks regularly to avoid going hungry while others access this resource only during times of crisis. LifeSTEPS is knowledgeable about local resources that will best meet their need. This post gives us a first hand perspective of what it feels like to be young and hungry.
Residents at Arrowhead Vista Apartments in San Bernardino learned that their voices count! After losing a conveniently placed bus stop, LifeSTEPS DSS Mary Carter spearheaded a movement to get the stop reinstated. Mary and 12 Arrowhead residents successfully presented a petition with 300 signatures to Omnitrans and the governing board of supervisors. Residents spoke up at City Counsel meetings and wrote letters explaining why this stop is so important. Initially, the residents were discouraged and felt like it was hopeless. Mary encouraged them and lead the movement to victory. The bus stop is back in service and the special needs population here is once again able to access much needed transportation.
Scott Syphax is joined by Rabbi David Wechsler-Azen of Fresher Sacramento and LifeSTEPS own Beth Southorn for a conversation about the potential of the farm to fork movement to benefit all communities—regardless of income. Watch the video at http://vids.kvie.org/video/2365423383/