LET'S SUPPORT RUTH TOGETHER

step one: get her off the streets

We love Ruth!!!

As of 4/27/17: $725 Pledged Monthly — of $1450 Goal

Ruth is going through a hard time. People who love her know this. She needs a lot.

Her community is large and generous.

Together we can take care of her monthly housing costs as a means of supporting and empowering her toward a healthier life.

More Details About This

PURPOSE
To rally support from Ruth’s friends and community to help her stay off the streets, so long as she moves forward with personal empowerment and steady growth toward a healthy, sustainable future.

INITIAL GOAL
$1,500 monthly recurring to pay for housing for Ruth. This employs a version of the “housing first model”—first ensuring housing stability as the prerequisite to everything else.

SPEAK UP PARTNERSHIP
Partners are invited to donate to Speak Up with the designation of supporting Ruth’s efforts to stabilize her life—which includes housing, income through self-employed magazine selling, and eventually pursuit of legal citizenship status. Only support collected through the speakupmag.org/ruth portal will be applied toward this endeavor.

(Note: Speak Up will not be giving cash directly to Ruth, as doing so would disqualify these donations from tax-deductible status and fall outside of the organization’s program purposes. Instead, Speak Up will administer the purchase of housing so long as she continues to participate in the magazine empowerment “vendor” program of buying and selling magazines as an independent micro-business owner.)

PRIMARY NEED
Financial support.

SECONDARY NEED
Help track down a good place for her to stay.

PERFECT HOUSING SITUATION?
A group home in which Ruth can receive shelter, structure, support and healthy boundaries from positive people who are invested in her future.

EVENTUAL NEED
Someone—or a group of someones—to assist her in gaining legal citizenship status.

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