Emma Quinn - Hired to Home, Inc.

Hired to Home, Inc.

Date grant awarded: May 16, 2019

Hired to Home is a social enterprise organization which promotes the intentional hiring of homeless individuals and seeks to combat nimbyism. Securing employment is a key factor in transitioning homeless individuals into stable housing, however this can be extremely challenging for those who have no permanent place to live. Even when organizations do propose new facilities to support and empower homeless individuals and families, they are often met with significant opposition from local residents and businesses.

Hired to Home’s mission is to address this by employing homeless individual in its purpose made coffee house (Home Brew Coffee), and providing the necessary support to secure long-term employment. The venue itself also facilitates dialogue and understanding within communities around the issue of homelessness and encourage intentional hiring among other businesses.