From Enterprise Staff
The IAH Secure Adult Detention Facility had a successful fourth quarter project, increasing awareness about homelessness and making 75 care packages to give to Godtel Ministries and Our Father’s House, two local organizations that take in people every day who are in need of shelter for the night. The care packages included: a toothbrush, razor, face towel, toothpaste, Chapstick, soap and deodorant.
According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on any given night in 2020, 580,466 people experienced homelessness in the United States and families with children make up 30 of the homeless population.
This was the last of four service projects the IAH Secure Adult Detention Facility spearheaded this year in celebration of Management & Training Corporation’s (MTC) 40th anniversary. MTC operates the IAH Secure Adult Detention Facility in partnership with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
During the first quarter IAH employees improved literacy by donating 619 books to the Boys and Girls Club of Polk County. During the second quarter, they battled hunger by collecting and donating 838 non-perishable items to the Center of Hope Food Pantry in addition to delivering hot meals to community shelters for their residents. IAH employees now volunteer every third Wednesday at the Center of Hope, packaging 108 boxes that will be distributed throughout Polk County. During the third quarter, they raised awareness of mental health by selling “No One Fights Alone” T-shirts in the community. The proceeds of $943 went to the Burke Center here in Livingston.
MTC was founded in 1981 with a mission to help at-risk, underserved men and women change their lives through education, job training, and life skills.
“We want to deeply thank our staff and community partners for helping us make a social impact in our community this year,” Warden Alexander Sanchez said. “It’s been so rewarding to invest in our community. We have great people in this area and look forward to contributing to other worthy causes in the future.”