Labor Day is undoubtedly a highlight of the year—a three-day weekend marking the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Often, the weather is perfect—not too hot and not too cold—and it’s a great day to be outdoors with family, flip burgers on the barbecue, and maybe even light a firework or two once the sun goes down.
Of course, none of the emotions described here have anything to do with the origin of Labor Day in the United States or other countries of the world. The people who suggested it, advocated for it, and signed it into law probably weren’t that concerned with summer vacations ending or kids going back to school. Instead, they were looking for an opportunity to celebrate working class Americans—men and women who spent long days in factories, train yards, mines, and mills earning a living for their families.
Labor Day was intended as a day of rest and relaxation for people who hardly ever had time for either.
Spending time with family is an important part of almost every holiday. But in this case, it seems more than fitting, considering that family is one of the primary reasons most of us go to work each day—to provide the necessities of life for those we love and serve!
We believe in prioritizing mental health care, physical well-being, and work-life balance. On this Labor Day, The Partnership is giving our minds and bodies a chance to process, rest, dream, and replenish. We will do this by closing our administrative office for the entire Labor Day week, Monday Sept 5 – Friday Sept. 9. We understand and realize homelessness does not stop overnight, on the weekends or, even when we close for a much need health break. Therefore, the Access Hub will remain open during normal business hours.
We will be back online the week of September 12th. While we're away, explore and share our open positions with folks in your network who might be interested in joining the RWP team. Our inboxes will be open while we’re away, so feel free to reach out to us and we’ll get back to you when we return. Happy Labor Day!
Wishing you all rest and joy,