Meet the Board
- This month Kevin Aiken
I am a Health Educator/Test Counselor at Action for a Better Community (ABC) Action Front Center located at 33 Chestnut Street. I have been employed by ABC only since late August. For the previous 5 years I was employed at MC Collaborative. It was while working at MC Collaborative that I got involved with REACH. I was at the initial meeting for REACH at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church. The call to action that night to provide services to the ever growing homeless population in Rochester perfectly aligned with the mission of MC Collaborative, which is to provide services to the homeless and other underserved populations in the Greater Rochester area. It was a perfect fit, and I have been involved with REACH since that first day. I am currently on the Shelter Committee and a member of the Board of Directors.
My vision of REACH is to see it become a model for other cities to follow when solutions are needed to address providing services to the homeless citizens in their towns. I would like REACH to create multiple tiny homes villages, along with creating truly affordable apartments that could not only house the homeless, but other underserved populations that could benefit from a little assistance to obtain stable housing. After all- HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT.