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Our mission is to empower all vulnerable populations to become stably housed and economically self-sufficient

We envision a future where every individual has their basic needs met, is self-sufficient and stably housed. We believe that by working together as a community, we can move people that are in crisis and vulnerable to safe, stable, and thriving to ensure that every person has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our Story

The first CEO of 90Works, Cate Jordan, began her tenure in October of 2003.  Cate began her career as a case manager in 1992 to help reduce the infant morbidity and mortality rates in West Virginia.  After seven years, Cate didn’t feel like she was making a difference in the lives of pregnant women and their children.  The social issues were so profound that Cate didn’t know what to do or where to start.   Cate headed West Virginia Family Magazine with a tangible product in hand every month to reflect her work.   The magazine was an exciting entrepreneurial project with the Disney Corporation and Orlando Sentinel produced on Apple computers and distributed statewide.  Cate then moved to Asheville, NC where she re-entered the helping profession as the Director of the Child and Family Division at the local Community Mental Health Center that was moving from a government entity to a private, nonprofit organization which prepared her for her next adventure as CEO of 90Works.  In 2009, Cate met with staff asked for success stories and got deer in the head lights looks.  She went home that night and thought we should just close our doors if no one even perceived that they were making a difference in their work with vulnerable populations.  Cate also recognized that this was a very familiar feeling like she had in West Virginia.  Cate pulled the team together and asked what are we doing in the field with our customers, and staff said “we are talking to the wall.”  No one can focus on parent education for example because there is no food in the refrigerator, child welfare is knocking at the door, there is a utility shut off notice and eviction pending, and no adult has an income or transportation.

At this moment we decided to focus on helping people meet their basic needs

in the first 90 days of service because no one can do anything if their basic needs are not met.  When we got into the business of homelessness in 2010, we also realized that no one could stay stably housed without meeting their basic needs.  Housing someone in itself is not good enough because without income, transportation, healthcare, safety and support, they will be homeless again in two months.  We set out to hone this innovative case management model with it's roots in Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

Today, we have created a state of the art social work model for any vulnerable population with measurable outcomes that indicate if we are making a difference. We have developed a comprehensive Project90 App to track our data and progress to keep case managers encouraged in their work with the homeless, to know what to do and where to start.  

10 Yrs
Project90 Model
10 yrs
CARF Accredited

90works leadership

Cate jordan

Chief Executive Officer

Lori Perez

Chief Financial Officer

Rocky Harrison

president of Opperations

Paige Richards

President of Workforce Development, Health, and Safety

Rachel Reust

President of Communications

Saddee Scarborough

Finance Specialist

Tracy Hoodless

FL SSVF Program Manager

Akuna Bryant

GA SSVF Program Manager

Lisa Finchio

Suicide Prevention Program Manger

Elizabeth Barbour

Program Manager