“Individuals transitioning out of homelessness are seldom supplied the lasting emotional, physical, and financial support they need to live healthy, sustainable lives.” Reunion Shoe Company is a social enterprise that was created to help bridge the gap for people who have gained housing and require holistic care. Reunion Shoe provides a one-year program focused on developing skills in the areas of emotional intelligence, job skills, and resiliency for individuals with a history of houselessness.
Dan Fowler is the Founder and Program Director of Reunion Shoe Company, a social business dedicated to employing and empowering folks transitioning out of homelessness. He has worked in the homeless community in a variety of capacities, including advocacy, one-on-one ministry, and collaborating alongside various systems of care. Among those efforts are another initiative he founded called Ninth Hour Ministries, an advocacy video project. There, he had the privilege of building relationships with individuals experiencing homelessness, and gained a better understanding of the challenges facing the community. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Industry Studies from Loyola University New Orleans.