The current likelihood of dumping, enclosing, and/or confining people who are struggling and experiencing homelessness to Skid Row in Downtown Los Angeles is increasing and becoming a problematic epidemic.
It would benefit our communities, if each city area creates a strategic plan to provide local services to their own neighbors who find themselves without a home. B.A.R.E Truth, Inc. consults, collaborates, and helps partner agencies who are committed to seeking solutions to homelessness. This non-profit organization is open to collaborating with other agencies to provide wrap-around services. The goal would be to develop a one-stop-shop where each individual can achieve a successful ending. B.A.R.E Truth, Inc. starts every movement with the premise that every human has worth. If you want to impact someone’s life and you are interested in working with B.A.R.E. TRUTH, INC., then feel free to reach out anytime. Let’s discuss on how we can collaborate and help our vulnerable population!
As a non-profit organization, B.A.R.E. Truth, Inc. seeks to be a reminder of the vivid revelation of love, compassion, and service to impoverished individuals by providing opportunities to help them achieve purpose-driven lives and become the best version of themselves.
B.A.R.E. Truth’s mission is to provide mentorship, independent living assistance and wellness services to impoverished individuals and families. Our mission is a continual commitment to helping them attain healthy and purpose-driven lives, ultimately changing the economic and living conditions of communities.
Achieving B.A.R.E. Truth’s mission will require a commitment to the following:
- Balance – Inner transformation and growth by building mental equilibrium, resilience, and self-awareness to find balance.
- Ambition – Inner courage to leave the past behind and initiate a starting point to trigger motivation that will lead to achieve goals.
- Respect – Acknowledgement of the potential and possibilities of oneself and others to inspire transformation.
- Encouragement – Empowerment through group mentorship and training programs to build productive relationships, ultimately leveraging peer to peer positive engagement leading towards the desired individual change.
SOCIETY & THE CURRENT MINDSET
Quite often we describe or label people as ‘the homeless’ or ‘addicts’ or ‘lazy’ or ‘transients.’ These are people with value, made in the image of God, who are currently struggling and experiencing homelessness.
Individuals should not be defined or labeled solely by their current condition or their past. These people are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons, and daughters. When we label other individuals, we don’t see their potential and the positive possibilities within them. By looking the other way and ignoring people, we dehumanize them and diminish their value. People who are homeless are often not only discriminated against because of their housing status, but also encounter discrimination for other reasons, such as drug addiction and mental illness. In 2013, a comprehensive study was conducted on ‘Public Attitudes about Persons with Drug Addiction (N=347) and Mental Illness (N=362)’ by Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP and others. A total population sample of 709 people were surveyed via a web-based national public questionnaire to compare attitudes about stigma, discrimination, treatment effectiveness, and policy support. In particular, these respondents also commonly experience mental illness and/or drug addiction, conditions which are subject to high levels of stigma in society (Barry, C. et al, 2014). According to the research result, 64% of respondents thought employers should be allowed to deny employment to persons with drug addiction compared with 25% who held a similar view for persons with mental illness (Barry, C. et al, 2014). Similarly, 54% thought landlords should be allowed to deny housing to a person with drug addiction compared to only 15% who had a similar view for persons with mental illness (Barry, C. et al, 2014). These negative views on drug addiction need a stigma-reduction approach in our societies, so that support as well as recognition for treatment and vital program services increase. The need for conversations on stigma-reduction approach among advocates, communities, and/or government agencies is required to aid those individuals suffering from addictions and critical mental health issues. It is time to redirect the focus to solutions and commitment to helping our vulnerable population.
B.A.R.E. TRUTH, INC. seeks to localize solutions in Los Angeles area and encourages those who want to increase awareness to join the ‘B House’ movement and help establish effective wrap-around services to our vulnerable population. The ‘B House’ is the housing plan that B.A.R.E. TRUTH, INC. offers to the individuals and families in need. This non-profit organization needs your help to increase awareness in treatability, reducing stigma on substance abuse, and maintain effective all-inclusive services to individuals experiencing homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness. B.A.R.E. TRUTH, INC. is working endlessly to foster connections for stable and sustainable housing.
B.A.R.E TRUTH, INC. FOCUSING ON TRANSFORMING LIVES
In the picture above shows B.A.R.E. TRUTH, INC. collaborating with Pretty Women Pray Not Prey Non-Profit, a motivational speaker was visiting the ‘B House’ encouraging women on wellness and health options.
UPCOMING CALENDAR EVENTS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
July 20, 2019- Homeless / Skid Row Outreach. We will feed and pass out hygiene bags.
Aug 17 & 18, 2019- Interactive Back To School Event in Kansas City, MO.
Sept 14, 2019- Homeless / Skid Row Outreach. We will feed and pass out hygiene bags.
For those who would like to volunteer, but you are not able to, then donating is an option too.
DONATE AND CLICK HERE (EASY & SECURE):
- ALL YOUR DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
REASONS TO VOLUNTEER
- Be part of the solution – key to a life of happiness.
- Level-up your passionate interest and skills – what are you passionate about?
- Pay-it-forward – practice gratefulness!
- Empower people to be their best selves – help others succeed!
- Create more positive experiences – by contributing time or money.
Barry, C. & McGinty, E. & Pescosolido, B. & Goldman H. (2014). Stigma, discrimination, treatment effectiveness and policy support: Comparing public views about drug addiction with mental illness. Psychiatr Serv., 65 (10), 1269-1272.
By: Maria I. Castro, MPA
B.A.R.E. Truth Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
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