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Cisco In Ending Homelessness In Santa Clara County


Cisco supports Destination: Home through innovation and strategic development and funding to put an end to homelessness.

Dailycsr.com – 03 June 2019 – Even though, the Santa Clara County can be counted among the “wealthiest counties” of the U.S., its harbours the “3rd highest rate of chronic homelessness”. The stark statistics are a yet another reminder that homeless is not far from the backyard of the wealthiest.
However, Cisco brings a solution within the reach, as the Chief Executive Officer of Cisco, Chuck Robbins writes:
“With this commitment to Destination: Home, I believe we are deepening our connection even further to the community we call home. Though homelessness seems intractable, I believe that it is a solvable issue. I also feel very strongly that we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to do something about it”.
To provide houses to the ones living without homes would cost less than spending on public services for “homeless individuals” on an annual basis. Destination: Home has been built on the “Housing First model” which aims to quickly provide houses to homeless individuals and families alike. However, it doesn’t stop here as the initiative then aims to provide “sustainable support systems built for long-term success”.
The programme was incepted in 2008 and ever since it has collaborated with partners for developing as well as funding “new strategies” for diminishing and preventing homelessness in the Santa Clara County.
However, the entire community’s involvement is required if one wants to put an end to homelessness. Cisco began to support Destination: Home in 2018 when it introduced the “Supportive Housing and Innovation Fund” which would allow the private sector to “strategically and seamlessly” collaborate with local government and empower public fund so as to “prevent and end homelessness” through join approach.
Here is the agenda wherein Cisco will provide support for the coming five years, as mentioned by Cisco:
  • Acquisition of land and production of supportive housing
  • Pioneering technology to improve services for the homeless
  • Exploring and piloting innovative strategies to prevent homelessness
In order find out more about Cisco’s commitment towards addressing homelessness all through the world, you can read Cisco’s chief executive, Chuck Robbins’ blog by clicking on the link provided below: