“I got you.” Three little, but powerful, words that mean the world to the community residents that Yvette Rouget serves in her role as program manager at our Housing Resource Center at Brownsville Community Justice Center. As someone who also lives in the community in which she works, she takes her job and role as a good neighbor seriously. Often starting conversations with residents with just a simple greeting, it’s not long before she’s asking, “What do you need?” or sharing resources and support. Yvette has seen firsthand that we strengthen communities when we support families in remaining safely housed and meeting their needs. Watch Yvette’s video to hear some of her success stories and to learn more about the impact of community justice in Brownsville.
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