Contact: Elischa Campbell
elischa.campbell@careerandrecovery.org
713-754-7027

February 16, 2018

(Houston, Texas) – On February, 16, 2018, Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. (CRR), a United Way agency, celebrated the grand opening of the Baroness Kandy Kaye Horn Employment and Technology building at 2525 San Jacinto Street, in Midtown Houston.  A host of elected officials including Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, and other community leaders joined CRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Vernus Swisher, staff, the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board for the Ribbon Cutting Dedication and Grand Opening.

“We are truly delighted to open the doors to our new building which will allow us to serve more clients who are in need of employment services, especially veterans and the deaf and hearing impaired individuals.  The vacated space in our old building will allow for us to have more operational space to increase our current alcohol and substance abuse outpatient services,” said Dr. Swisher.  He added, “All of this would not have been possible as quickly without Baroness Kandy Kaye Horn’s generous one million dollar donation and that of our other capital campaign supporters.”

The new Baroness Kandy Kaye Employment and Technology center cost was approximately 1.4 million dollars.  The new facility which is approximately 15,000 square feet sits adjacent to the existing CRR offices. In 2017, the agency served nearly 14,000 individuals. This included assistance to individuals adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey.

CRR was recently awarded a $250,000 Hurricane Harvey grant by the United Way and will continue to help serve Houstonians in 2018 with financial and employment assistance. Dr. Swisher commented, “The additional space with our new building will allow us the capacity to manage these special programs as well as our Deaf and Hard of Hearing services.

With over 60,000 unemployed people in Harris County who are deaf and hard of hearing, their economic outlook could be bleak without the array of services offered by CARR’s unique Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS).  CRR is the only agency in Houston that provides case managed, employment services, adult basic literacy training, and computer training to support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) community.  These employment services include job readiness, contacting employers, and providing interpreters for job interviews.

For more in-depth information about CRR services, visit www.careerandrecovery.org or call 713-754-7000.

About Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.

Established in 1945, Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. (CRR), is dedicated to helping people identify and overcome barriers to employment. The agency offers computer training, literacy education, career counseling and testing, job placement assistance, housing support for veterans, youth outreach, and substance abuse treatment and prevention education services.

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