Contact: Elischa Campbell
Dr. Vern Swisher, CEO of CRR, Baroness Kandy Kay Horn, Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.’s (CRR) Board of Directors and Advisory Board Members, Staff, Volunteers, the United Way of Greater Houston Representatives, Elected officials, (County Judge, Ed. Emmett, City Councilman Dwight Boykins standing in for Mayor Sylvester Turner, and County Commissioner Rodney Ellis) along with the Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston, Rabbi Emeritus Samuel E. Karff of Congregation Beth Israel, and Dr. William A. Lawson, founding Pastor of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
WHAT: Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony for Career and Recovery Resources, Inc.’s new Baroness Kandy Kay Horn Employment & Technology Building
WHEN: Friday, February 16, 2018
TIME: 10am to 11am
WHERE: Baroness Kandy Kay Horn Employment & Technology Building 2525 San Jacinto Street @ McGowen, Houston, Texas 77002
WHY: This new 15,000 square foot building will allow Career and Recovery Resources, Inc., a United Way agency to expand its capacity to serve more clients who are in need of employment assistance, veteran serves, deaf and hard of hearing services, as well as Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief services. The vacated space in the old building will allow for CRR to have more operational space to provide increased demand for the current alcohol and substance abuse outpatient treatment services.
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. According to Texas Workforce Solutions, there are 60,000 unemployed people in Harris County who are deaf and hard of hearing. Many DHHS clients at CRR earn less than $5,000 per year, and some have no earnings at all. The reading ability of those seeking our services is frequently at the second- or third-grade level, and many communicate through American Sign Language (ASL).
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. CRR’s Motto is: Helping people find a Path to Success. The 73 year old agency offers four core program areas: 1) Employment and Career Development, 2) Veteran & Housing Assistance, 3) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, and 4) Alternative Substance and Alcohol Abuse Outpatient Treatment.
Other support services include: computer training, literacy education, career counseling, testing and assessments, job placement assistance, and youth educational outreach which empowers low-income and drop-out students to identify and put into action their next steps in career and educational advancements, Visit their website at www.careerandrecovery.org