Vickie Martin is the executive director at Christian HELP Employment & Resource Center, a 26-year-old non-profit whose mission is to prevent homelessness by helping people find jobs while also providing for them materially and spiritually.
A former client of Christian HELP 20 years ago, Martin knows how it feels to be in a desperate and anxious place and what it takes to get out.
“It takes more than just a job; it takes accountability, someone encouraging you, bringing out the best in you and helping you make good decisions repeatedly,” she said. “That’s why I like our holistic approach to a family’s situation. We want to teach a job seeker how to get and keep a job or how to be upwardly mobile if that’s what’s needed, but we also want to care for them and provide even more resources. How can we talk about their job needs if they can’t provide dinner for their family, or if they’re so broken emotionally they can’t think straight?”
Christian HELP takes a personal approach, as well as a practical one. The organization strives to empower people and treat them with dignity and respect while also delivering truth in love along with our services.
“I think I’m so passionate about the work we do because I believe every life has value, and I want to be a part of something that propels people forward and brings them joy,” said Martin. “The collaboration we do in the writing of people’s stories does just that.”
CHRISTIAN HELP EMPLOYMENT & RESOURCE CENTER
450 Seminola Boulevard
Casselberry, FL 32707