OPERATION ADDRESS THE HOMELESS AT A GLANCE
A hand up, not a handout.
Operation Address The Homeless knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2011, our Founder Tommy Rodriguez started handing out water and sandwiches to the area homeless using nothing more than his motorcycle. He quickly realized that people needed so much more. So in 2014 he sectioned off a part of his tattoo shop to service the homeless and give them showers, food, and clean clothing a couple days a week. From there, he began to offer haircuts, and find people jobs through friends and customers who saw what he was doing and wanted to help. Finally at the end of 2016 Operation Address The Homeless was officially established as a Non-Profit Organization within the state of Pennsylvania. We are an organization born of the back of a motorcycle, and able to navigate through the changing terrain. We give this everything we got, and expect nothing in return.
It is the mission of Operation Address the Homeless (OATH) to strengthen and support our communities by providing meals, showers, haircuts, clothing, and job opportunities to the homeless, and to advocate for collaborative locally driven means to end and prevent homelessness helping improve the quality of life.
OUR CORE VALUES:
Our primary aim is to offer a stabilizing base of support for homeless men, women, and families as they transition back into our community. We believe our services should actively involve those in need of assistance and be of the highest quality. We deliver services with compassion and understanding. We subscribe to the tenet that all human beings have the inherent right to be treated with dignity and respect.
"There should be no restrictions on how to help a human being."
Tomas Rodriguez / Founder
MEALS AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION
Reinforcing our Commitment
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with hunger. Providing hot meals to our homeless community is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause and ask how you or your company can get involved.
CLEAN CLOTHING SHOWERS & HAIRCUTS
One Step at a Time
Clean Clothing, showers & haircuts are one of the major things that the homeless community struggles to have access to. Through our programs we make it possible for everyone to have access to a shower 3 times a week. With towels, hygiene products and so much more provided FREE. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
HOMELESS OUTREACH & EDUCATION
Helping The Community
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. Through OATH Builders, a company we created to employ those struggling on the streets. People can become empowered by their own abilities, learn a new trade and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.
CONTACT OPERATION ADDRESS THE HOMELESS
Get in touch with Operation Address The Homeless to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
221 N 7th Street Allentown PA 18102