After a 37-year-long career of heavy lifting in the warehouse and construction industries, his body was failing him.
From a local homeless shelter, he continued his fight to go back to school.
But even taking jobs at $100 a day back in warehousing, he just couldn’t get ahead.
Without a fridge to store food or money for a monthly bus pass, Ray was paying the poverty premium.
That’s when Ray was approached by members of the New Leaf Project, run by the charity Foundations for Social Change (FSC).
Would the lives of homeless people improve if we just gave them what they needed: cash?.
Eventually, after replicating the work in other jurisdictions, they hope they can determine the type of person this kind of intervention is best suited for. »