31 days until PanZOu closes due to lack of funding. We’ll have to lay off 5 street outreach specialists, a job developer, family support specialist, assistant director, grants coordinator, and 7 former gang members that now work for us. We have 110 active clients on our caseload that are depending on us for help changing their lives around. Every day more kids come for services. In 31 days they will be left on their own to try to find a way out of the holes they have dug for themselves. They have no tools for change – no GED or diplomas, no Id’s or Driver’s Licenses, no job history, no skills, many with no families, and more with no dreams…only hope. And with that, we begin.
Until we don’t anymore. 31 days.