In September of 2016, BACS posted about our new partnership with Simply the Basics. The mission of Simply the Basics is to provide for individuals, organizations, and communities their most basic needs with dignity so that they can focus on bigger goals.
Since our partnership first began, Simply the Basics has donated more than 800 hygiene kits, 6,500 feminine hygiene items, and 550 detergent packets. Total, Simply the Basics has given BACS 13,750 supplies, worth more than $10,500!
This incredible generosity is critical to our mission: to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. Every year, BACS provides services to hundreds of over 1,000 individuals experiencing homelessness. We provide interim housing and rehabilitation services, while our Short-Term Housing team locates permanent housing. In the meantime, we provide mental health support, independent living skills development, employment support, respite services, and more. Without basic hygiene items, many of our participants would face serious, yet preventable, health issues.
Thank you to our amazing partner Simply the Basics! And many thanks to BACS Board Secretary Rachelle Owen, for helping make the connection between Simply the Basics and BACS.