Local Nonprofit Helps Boston Man Experiencing Homelessness Find Employment

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After experiencing homelessness for the past six years, Cameron Corbett said he is thankful he now has a job that helps him make a difference.

The 22-year-old Boston man is working Monday through Friday as a grocery delivery truck driver in Boston, a job that he got through Breaktime, a local non-profit that helps young adults break the cycle of homelessness.

"[I bring] hot food, pantry items, perishable goods, nonperishable goods and fruits and vegetables all over the city of Boston to essential workers, frontline workers and struggling communities.”

Corbett tells WBZ's Carl Stevens that Breaktime not only helped him get trained in technical skills, but the organization also helped him learn how to act and speak professionally through mentors and resources.

According to their website, Breaktime "empowers young adults experiencing homelessness to build stability in their own lives while building resilience in their communities."

Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, Corbett said it's important that people "step up" and help their community.

"[The job is] giving me purpose in actually life and wanting to wake up every morning and go to work because I know that I'm making a difference," Corbett said. "And I know that I'm actually doing something that’s important.”

As for his future endeavors, Corbett said he is not sure what he will do, but he is thankful to be heading in the "right" direction in life.

WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens reports.

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