H.O.M.E Boca works to end Homelessness in Boca Raton
When people think of Boca Raton, they usually think of the wealth, the beautiful beaches, wonderful parks, the great schools and many other things that make it such a wonderful place to be. While that is true, there is also a number of homeless individuals living in those parks and sleeping on the beaches. As large property owners in Downtown Boca Raton, we see these often-ignored individuals in and around our properties, and Jim Batmasian (co-founder/owner of Investments Limited) and much of the Investments Limited staff have been working with a local organization, HOME Boca, to help end homelessness in our community.
The Boca Raton Tribune recently wrote a great article about HOME Boca (Homeless Outreach Mentoring & Education) and the ways they are helping the homeless population of Boca Raton. Below are a few excerpts, you can find the original article here.
“Four years ago, a group of men from the First United Methodist Church created a shower and laundry program which they eventually called Love Boca Outreach Ministries. The idea came up after a homeless woman attended a Celebrate Recovery meeting and they saw the need of this community given that week after week the population kept growing.”
“The church started to reach out to the community for support and one of the parishioners was Jim Batmasian. Jim felt touched by the need of this population, and became the main benefactor, making his mission to change lives and break the cycle of homelessness. As of today, Love Boca has evolved to H.O.M.E. (Homeless Outreach Mentoring and Education) with the Mission to build bridges from homelessness to wholeness.”
“Although this is not the easiest population to serve and support nor do you see the results of your actions right away, every little success is worth it because the time invested can help to save a life.”
If you are interested in learning more about HOME Boca please visit their website: www.homeboca.org