Being a faith-based non-profit with no ongoing direct governmental support, maintaining the funding needed to provide food, housing, and case management for about 400 men, women, and children is very difficult. When the Chargers announced they were leaving San Diego, raising those funds just got tougher.
Major Loss of Funding
Our ECTLC “work therapy programs” have been a major source of funding for our ministry. Delaware North
Corporation runs all the concessions at Qualcomm. Some of the folks who live at ECTLC volunteer to work at a couple of those concessions to help generate the operating capital needed to provide services for ECTLC participants. “Delaware North Corporation has had an agreement with us for a percentage of how well the stand does and so with the departure of the Chargers, that money is now gone.
We would usually run about $2,500 to $3,000 per stand. So we could be looking at anywhere between $35,000 and $55,000 (per year) The loss of those funds is bad enough, but it’s the loss of the work therapy element that also hurts our program participants. We would usually run about $2,500 to $3,000 per stand. So we could be looking at anywhere between $35 and $55,000 (per year),.
Loss of Work Therapy Program
The loss of those funds is bad enough, but it’s also the loss of the work therapy element that hurts our program participants. Not only are we scrambling to figure out how to replace those lost funds but also how to keep the work therapy program healthy.
“If anyone has any idea where we might be able to send 20 or 30-people that are willing to work and we’re able to come to an agreement, please let us know ASAP. Even though ECTLC still has a work therapy program agreement at Petco Park we really need your help to recover this $50,000 unexpected loss.