The idea of providing bathroom facilities to the children of homeless families has gained acceptance over the past year since Get Ready 4 School was proposed. “The over-arching goal is to enter these families into the Continuum of Care process that identifies need and directs them to the appropriate community assets,” explains program designer Jeff Smith. “But, some families have problems that keep them out of the system, like recidivism and legal problems. We won’t let those kids suffer as a result.”
If you want to know about how your agency or foundation can create a chapter of the Kidz Klub healthy family club call Jeff (direct) at 941-321-3177. “When I lacked access to facilities, I joined a gym that was offering a special introductory membership,” he remembers. “For ten bucks, I went from dirty and uncomfortable to being respectable-looking and regular.
And, I belonged!“