April 12, 2016
TREASURE COAST COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY ADVISORY BOARD
Can We Help Director Appointed To The Treasure Coast Community Action Agency Advisory Board!
On March 29, 2016, the Martin county Commissioners appointed Robert Durst, Executive Director of Can We Help, as one of three representatives of Martin County to be on the Treasure Coast Community Action Agency Advisory Board.
The Agency’s stated mission is to “collaborate with human services organizations, the private sector and residents to offer programs and services that build self-reliant individuals and families”.
In accepting the appointment, Mr. Durst observed that the mission of the Agency is strikingly similar to Can We Help’s mission of helping the homeless and the profoundly impoverished to achieve “self-sufficiency”.
“I am not only an advocate for the impoverished, but a very strong believer that helping people to truly achieve self-sufficiency and providing them with access to affordable housing can only be achieved through the partnership of nonprofit organizations and the private sector with the aid and support of governmental agencies”.
“Top down efforts have proved relatively futile in alleviating the problems of homelessness, poverty and hunger for almost three generations, and, while governmental support is essential, the effort must begin on a person to person level with a true commitment to bringing Treasure Coast Community Action Agencypeople to self-sufficiency on the part of both nonprofit and private sector”.