As a recipient of the 2020 One-Time Innovative Grant from United Way of Midland, The Field's Edge received $15,000 for their Glean Up Program! This program is a low-barrier work program that pays cash to individuals living on the streets to pick up litter.
Individuals working the program receive personalized case management to help the participants navigate services necessary to find stable housing and income. Services include acquiring a mailing address, obtaining an ID, enrolling in social services, eyeglasses, resume building, etc. Glean Up is an alternative employment program where individuals are offered the opportunity to work in service of the community rather than panhandling.