Thomas

"RWA gives me coping skills and a strong positive foundation for recovery and living life on life's term."

Trainee,
Landscaping
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Eboni

"I was proudest when I walked across the stage to receive my diploma. I'm a living example this program works."

Graduate, Residential Aid, Salvation Army Women's Shelter
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Dwayne

"I graduated with self-confidence, job security, and a feeling of self-worth."

Graduate
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Calvin

"My goal is to move into my own house, with a job, so I can work."

Trainee,
Park Clean-Up
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By taking advantage of the opportunities put forth by RWA, hundreds have moved on to be law-abiding, tax-paying and contributing Philadelphians.

Darnell

"I hope to maintain a full-time job and do everything that I have to for my family."

Trainee,
Park Clean-Up
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Rodney

"I'm proud to be on my own at the age of 52 and live life on its own terms. I love my new way of life."

Graduate,
Paratransit Driver
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Tyrone

"I am able to look my kids in the face again and be a dad."

Graduate,
Janitor
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Frank

"I'm proud to be working daily and see myself become a real man."

Trainee,
Park Clean-Up
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Franklin

"I need a job and a place to stay to get my life back on track."

Trainee,
Park Clean-Up
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Reggie

"The basic structure of daily life provided is a practical platform from which I hope to recover 'me' again."

Trainee,
Landscaping
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Larry

"My hopes are simple: I'd like a house and a job."

Trainee,
Janitor
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Joseph

"Most of all, I would like to be more mature and handle my responsibilities better."

Trainee
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Albert

"I'm most proud of my first recovery back in 2008. Now I have 18 months clean."

Graduate,
RWA Staff,
Security
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Terrance

"I want to work, pay bills, be a father and a grandfather and have my own house."

Trainee,
Park Clean-Up
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Tulsa

"I was proudest to see my mom's face when I walked across the stage and the smiles on my children's faces."

Graduate,
RWA Staff,
House Manager
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Elmer

"I'm proud of the day I graduated as I was the day I had my son, and the day I got married."

Graduate,
RWA Staff,
Security
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Maybe you've seen them in parks or sweeping the sidewalks, dressed in our signature bright blue uniforms. These are the individuals we serve. Whether homeless or formerly incarcerated, and often both, all have multiple barriers to self-sufficiency:

  • 62% have been convicted of a crime (largely felonies)

  • 94% have a history of drug abuse (averaging 23 years)

  • 41% do not have a high school diploma or a GED.

 

Through Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) these individuals are becoming:

  • Law-abiding citizens who stay out of the criminal justice system

  • Free from drugs and alcohol

  • Self-sufficient, hardworking members of society