ABOUT SMELL THE ROSES
VISION & PURPOSE.
At Smell the Roses, we work hands-on with our homeless neighbors, who are living on the streets or in shelters. We create and cultivate creative solutions to the challenges individuals experiencing homelessness face.
Our organization believes in a community first model. Where we work side by side with our communities to provide the needs and support to our homeless neighbors, if our purpose is to end homelessness across the world, our organization can’t do it alone. We need our communities to help us along in this fight.
We strive to open the hearts, the minds, the perceptions of what the face of homelessness means to our communities. When you have the opportunity to encounter someone, whether it fits the narrative of what homelessness represents or displaced families represents, treat everyone with respect and dignity; you never know where they’re coming from or what they’ve been through.
PEER TO PEER
Our clients are our friends, neighbors, and community. When working with us, each individual is treated liked family, provided a humanizing feeling that inspires change.
There's a new face to homelessness, and it looks like you and me. Read the stories of our clients and understand their struggles and how they're moving forward.
Connecting the Community
Identifying those experiencing homelessness. Getting them connected with our local partners and resources. Bridging the gap between our homeless neighbors and the community.
We are so thankful to have such incredible and impactful community partners, all working towards restoring our homeless neighbor's confidence, dignity, and giving them a sense of purpose.