Ready, Willing & Working Update

Fourteen months after creating “Ready, Willing & Working” (RWW) the Capitol Hill BID is recording successes similar to those seen in the 20-year-old New York program it is modeled after – The Doe Fund’s “Ready, Willing & Able.” Sixty percent of the original RWW Clean Team are still clean and sober, have permanent housing and are contributing members of society. Now with 13 formerly homeless or incarcerated men on the team, not one member has been lost in over 8 months. RWW plans to expand its program to serve 100-200 individuals at a time and will be actively seeking contracts with Main Streets and other DC BIDs.

Ready, Willing & Working is a 501(c) 3 non-profit corporation that empowers men to break the cycles of homelessness, welfare dependency and criminal recidivism through a paid-work rehabilitation program offering holistic programs and supportive services that allow individuals to achieve permanent self-sufficiency.