Will You Be a Hero Today?

With all the recent hysteria around superhero movies, I cannot help but wonder what the fascination is with this genre. What draws us to relate to these characters? American Mythologist Joseph Campbell would point us to what he calls the “monomyth” or “the hero’s journey”— a universal pattern he finds in all narratives from around […]

Westhab Willow Rapid Re-Housing Center Staff

What Do Relationships Have to Do With It?

Life is relationships. All that we are, in many ways, is driven by our many relationships— romantic, friendship, family, work, and so on. Relationships are central to who we are and fundamental to how we navigate our personal journey. They shape the lens through which we view our lives and help determine […]

Getting Vetted

I started interning at Westhab as a college student while home from school in the summer. I worked with children in our family shelters. I loved it. I quickly learned that I wasn’t just different from the majority of the clients we served, I was also different in many ways from the majority of my co-workers. I was universally […]

Westhab Launches “Dress for Success” Initiative

In an attempt to spread the value of professionalism and teach our job seekers how easy and fun it can be to Dress For Success, Westhab has launched two new company-wide initiatives this year: Tie-Tuesdays and Dress For Success Wednesdays. In response, Westhab employees far and wide have been stepping up their wardrobe game! Why […]

A Long Commute

New York City and the larger metropolitan area have always been heralded for diversity. Take a ride on a New York City subway, and it’s likely you will hear more than one language and see people of various ages, races, ethnicities, and income brackets. But as Manhattan has gotten “cleaned up”—transforming “seedy” neighborhoods into more […]

A Ludlow Story

Who would think that, after living for 62 years as a productive member of society, anyone would have to be concerned about housing after retirement? Many seniors find themselves facing this very predicament. Too often, they don’t only need to worry about possible declining health, but also about finding a clean, safe, and quiet place […]

Race, Roll, and Raise!

We raced. We rolled. And we raised nearly $70,000 to support Westhab’s mission. The evening included team and individual go-kart races, bowling…and a lot of fun! Hats (or helmets?) off to Regal Pest Management, who joined us as a top sponsor of the event—and won the team race for the sixth consecutive year! Thank you […]

What’s Your Zip Code

We’ve all been asked this question casually at the check-out or the gas pump. But the truth is, you can tell far too much about someone from the five numbers at the end of their address. There are some famous ones like 90210, but most are only understood locally. There is fantastic power in those […]