The mission of Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc. is to provide emergency shelter to anyone in a distressed situation.
Our vision is to shift the paradigm, which is the mindset of society that homeless individuals are unreliable, unproductive, etc. At HHH, the homeless literally help the homeless on a day-to-day basis, which underscores the organization's tagline:
Empowerment at its core
CALL TO ACTION
Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc. (HHH) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit emergency shelter provider with six facilities in Tampa, FL. HHH has no major financial corporate donors or government grants.
For the past three years, Centerplate, Aramark, Levy Restaurant, etc. has graciously allowed HHH to operate a concession stand at such locations as Tropicana Field Stadium in St. Petersburg, FL and Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.
From conception, HHH has been counterintuitive. The organization is operated and controlled by all homeless clients. Individuals and businesses have called upon our organization to provide laborers (employee leasing) through the HHH Employment Program for the past four years. At the present time, we also send individuals to work through other staffing companies.
HHH has the opportunity to get warehouse contracts, which will allow us to employ 400 individuals with minimum wage jobs if we could obtain Workers' Compensation for leased employees. SouthEast Personnel Leasing, Inc. is willing to provide Workers' Compensation insurance but requires a $20,000 security deposit.
Currently, we have been providing employee leasing to a few smaller companies, but the major ones will not utilize us until we acquire the Workers' Compensation Insurance. The infrastructure is in place to get the contract, as well as experience.
Companies such as Centerplate and Aramark have allowed our organization to handle thousands of their dollars each game. This has illustrated that homeless individuals can be productive and reliable, if given a chance.
In closing, we would like to leave you with this thought. Think about being instrumental in helping HHH put back to work over 400 individuals and making them taxpaying citizens again in the Tampa Bay Area. For anyone who says this is impossible, companies like Centerplate and Aramark can bear witness. For the past three years, HHH, which is operated by all homeless clients, has been running one of their concession stands.