The Allentown Rescue Mission’s Clean Team Workforce congratulates its Employee
of the Month for August, Eric S.
Eric S’s life began to unravel when he became involved with a woman who was an addict. Eric, a
recovering alcoholic, reverted to his old habits and spent his savings on their addictions. Soon, he was
unable to pay his rent. Eric found himself homeless with nowhere to go until a friend told him about the
Allentown Rescue Mission.
Eric came to the Emergency Shelter and received the immediate care he needed. While staying in the
shelter, he learned about the Mission’s Transformation Program that offers Bible and life skills classes.
Eric decided to join the program to help him change the direction of his life. During the eight-week
program, he learned more about the Bible and enjoyed attending church every Sunday. Eric also stated
that the Anger Management class taught in the program helped him let go of anger he had been holding
onto for a long time and become more at peace with his life.
Since graduating from the Transformation Program in May 2023, Eric has been working for the Clean
Team Workforce. He has enjoyed working on many different types of jobs including event set-up and
teardown, landscaping, and manufacturing. He has been a team leader while working for the Clean
Team Workforce and has been a role model for new employees.
Eric’s future plans are to find permanent employment and housing. He has made good impressions with
the companies he has worked for through the Clean Team Workforce and hopes to be hired
permanently by one of the companies. Currently, Eric has saved enough money for an apartment and
has begun looking for a place of his own. He is on his way to achieving his goals.
The Allentown Rescue Mission, a 501c3, 123 bed non-profit homeless shelter has been providing shelter for homeless men since 1900. In addition to emergency shelter services (365 days a year), the Allentown Rescue Mission offers a residential life skills program, and transitional employment on the Clean Team Workforce that’s available for hire to the community. The Clean Team Workforce pays the men above PA state minimum wage– helping them save a nest egg to transition back into the community. In a typical year, the Allentown Rescue Mission provides shelter services for over 946 men per year, and serves over 42,000 meals a year to men in need.
To refer someone to the Allentown Rescue Mission for services or to learn ways you can help make a
difference please visit www.allentownrescuemission.org