Wow what a place! What a vision!
A few days ago, I had the privilege of visiting the state of the art soon to be open True Worth Place.
Jeff Williams and I, the genius behind the ground breaking new restaurant concept Taste Project ,
walked through this amazing space, with mouths wide open most of the way, while our tour guide Dr. James Petrovich from TCU shared with us the vision behind True Worth Place.
The vision behind True Worth Place is stated right there in the name: GIVING THE MARGINALIZED: TRUE WORTH.
The facilities alone are breathtaking and will motivate just about anyone! Think fancy patios, fireplaces, quality bathrooms, showers, laundry facilities, mailing address, wireless internet, computers and temporary storage.
True Worth Place also links guests with health care, employment, education, mental health and substance abuse treatment, benefits, and critical documents including ID's, Social Security cards, and birth certificates.
Dr. James Petrovich shared with us a vision to collaborate with the community, especially entrepreneurs. They're even building a commercial kitchen, dreaming of ways to allow start-ups to use the space as a food commissary to prepare food for local start-ups using food trucks across the city. Empowering and collaborating with them in hopes it sparks possible job leads for the people True Worth works with daily.
The idea to is bring everyone to the table using their gifts and strengths in order to help empower and bring dignity back to those who have forgotten who they truly are. We really all have true worth!
Now that's a City:SHAPERS venture if I've ever seen one! All for the common good of the city.
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