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Empowerment Plan
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Veronika Scott
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Date : -
Place : Detroit(USA)
Project costs : ★★
Number of paticipants : ★★

Empowerment Plan is a humanitarian project based in the city of Detroit. The plan centers around the Element S Coat. It is self heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night. Made by a group of homeless women who have been paid to learn and to produce the coats for those living on the streets. The focus is on the system to create jobs for those that desire them and coats for those that need them at no cost.

Empowerment Plan is a humanitarian project based in the city of Detroit. The plan centers around the Element S Coat. It is self heated, waterproof, and transforms into a sleeping bag at night. Made by a group of homeless women who have been paid to learn and to produce the coats for those living on the streets. The focus is on the system to create jobs for those that desire them and coats for those that need them at no cost. The goal is to empower, employ, educate, and instill pride. The importance is not with the product but with the people.
Empowerment Plan addresses these problems by creating a system that attempts to tackle not just the symptom but also the underlying cause of the issue. We have hired two women, who have lived on the streets for years, to create the coats while receiving full time wages to learn and produce coats. This will offer them an opportunity to move on toward independence and open up spaces at the shelter for those who had been previously using the coats. 50 coats have been produced and distributed to those living in deep homelessness at no cost to them.