|Homeless but not friendless: Teva's Cincinnati women help homeless young adults|
On Tuesday, October 13, the Women@Teva Employee Resource Group's Community Outreach team had their first event at Lighthouse Youth Services and The Sheakley Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nineteen women volunteered their time to serve homeless young adults.
Lighthouse Youth Services, one of Teva's Community Partners, is a multiservice agency providing social services, including behavioral and mental health, to children, youth and families in southeastern Ohio, and The Sheakley Center is dedicated to helping runaway and homeless youth. The Sheakley Center is one of only three homeless shelters in the country that provide a variety of services to young adults ages 18-24.
The Women@Teva Community Outreach team also spearheaded a “Hygiene Drive" at Teva's Cincinnati site and collected 6 large boxes of personal care items that were donated to Lighthouse to distribute to the homeless community in Cincinnati.
On the day of the volunteering event, the nineteen Women@Teva volunteers were met by a Lighthouse employee, who led the volunteers to a warehouse so they could unpack and sort the Hygiene Drive donations. She showed the Teva women around the warehouse and shared heartbreaking stories of families that needed help due to homelessness.