Reunion Shoe Company’s founder, Dan Fowler has been advocating, supporting, and creating relationships with the homeless community for over four years. He employs the homeless at Reunion Shoe. After seeing increased efforts from the city of New Orleans to find permanent housing for its homeless citizens, he noticed an emerging need. For people that have succeeded in getting housed, stability increased greatly. However, their stories don’t end at housing. In fact, people with histories of homelessness often have a hard time finding jobs appropriate for them and their giftings, and often carry with them various traumas and negative life experiences related with the streets of New Orleans.