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Veronika Scott Empowers Homeless Women to Find a Way Forward

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Veronika is the founder and CEO of The Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit with a remarkably holistic impact strategy: providing coats that double as sleeping bags for homeless people. Even more impressive, the Empowerment Plan employs homeless women to manufacture these coats, providing them with work and teaching life skills. Watch and share Veronika’s video to inspire others in your community.

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  • Sherri Murray

    Veronika, your story is very motivating and i am proud of 'one of America's youth' for what you have accomplished as well. you are insprining others across the country to think deeper on what they can do for others, and nothing but good can come of that motivation. i see a young lady who cares for others and am sure you will be successful in your life's aspirations, no matter where they lead you to. Well done.

  • Jelena Woehr

    I'm loving the return to American manufacturing as a way to empower people and create jobs! I wonder if Everlane would consider locating a facility in Detroit? They have two California locations that manufacture their apparel line, and they've expressed an interest in empowering women and making American, if and when it's compatible with providing the best product at the best price.

    • Dr.Connie

      I live in Merced CA, a Central Valley town where we have a disturbing number of homeless people. I would like to bring some manufacturing here, such as manufacturing apparel. How can Ido this, being one individual? I know it has to start with one person. Any practical advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
      Connie Brons

  • Gwags99jobs

    An approach to Detroit Gas Station OWNERS & State of Mi may get support from private enterprise!!!

  • Gwags99jobs

    V.S. in Detroit jobs could be created by having women pump gas @ detroit s gas stations it would employ approx. 3 gals per station.. N.Jersey has a law that U can't pump UR own gas. They fund it out of a few cents per gallon & maybe from some of gas tax collected by State.. By the way, NJ has 1of the lowest gas taxes in U.S.(3rd lowest). This gives people jobs.. Gets them off welfare, bridge cards, etc gives self worth. Gals could offer to clean windshields for tips I.e. 50cents a car.. Program could go State wide. It would be easy for U to add program to the great job UR already doing..VERONICA's GAS GALS !!!

    • savantor

      we have the same program in Oregon...& our gas taxes are very HIGH to pay for it. It gives jobs to the formerly incarcerated..brilliant, we have to hand our credit cards to criminals. Veronika is giving women a skill and a sense of community & self-worth....
      not just a job.

  • Kina Nicole

    Hugs to Veronika Scott.
    I come from a similar background where my mom was a drug addict then homeless. I am inspired truly inspired by this story and cant stop thinking "What can I do?"

    • Veronika Scott

      The women we hire are truly inspiring and resilient. Thank you for believing in the work we do!

  • Carolyn Reus

    This is a great project that really helps homeless women. How truly, inspiring!

    • Veronika Scott

      Glad you were inspired! The women we hire inspire me to explore new opportunities and to push through the obstacles on a daily basis!

      • Gwags99jobs

        You R the FUTURE.... Don't get discouraged..Youth can change the WORLD!!!!