Why Basic Needs?
I believe that all of us deserve and should have access to enough nutritious and culturally relevant food, safe and secure housing, adequate access to healthcare, and a supportive community. Unfortunately, this is not a reality for all of us. Even more troubling, factors like a person’s race, sexual orientation, origin, or zip code often dictate whether or not the individual can have access to these basic needs that we all need to survive and thrive. Places like the Basic Needs Center help us work towards a vision where all community members can have access to these essentials, and I am grateful to work with an incredibly dedicated and caring village!