It takes a team’s collaboration, offering a wide range of services and expertise to assist struggling young adults in helping them find their way to a healthier lifestyle and positive wellness. Because of the COVID19 pandemic J.C. (not her real name) found herself jobless and homeless. It was fortunate for J.C. that such a team made up of Campaign Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence-SouthShore (CAHT), Success for Kids and Families of Tampa (S4kf) and Brandon Volkswagen dealership partnered together to support her during her crisis. Each team member contributed to helping J.C. get back on her feet and headed in the right direction toward a more rewarding future by providing housing, basic needs, employment assistance, mental health counseling, and car repair. “There is power in pulling together expert resources from our social services agencies as well as our business community,” says CAHT President Annie Garrison. “When I contacted Brandon Volkswagen, they did not hesitate to jump on board in assisting J.C. with her car repair. Reality is that cars get us to work and home again, particularly if one lives in an area without regular bus transportation. We all benefit when the business community joins forces with social services nonprofits – it just increases the level of success for a struggling adult or family.”
Success for Kids and Families offers wrap-around services to individuals and families experiencing behavioral, emotional, or mental health challenges in the Tampa Bay area. For more information contact 813-490-5490. Campaign against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence is an all-volunteer nonprofit that supports human trafficking and domestic abuse victims by providing financial assistance, short-term housing, and other support services and referrals. For more information about CAHT contact 813-938-5660.
L to R: Johnny Giovanetti, Brandon Volkswagen Assistant Manager, J.C., car owner, Robbie Chaplin, CAHT Vice President, and David Rivgra, Brandon Volkswagen Technician.