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That is the view of the head of REDF, the fund Roberts set up 20 years ago to invest in businesses that hire people who would otherwise struggle to get jobs due to homelessness, substance abuse, mental health or other problems.REDF invests $15 million a year in social enterprises – businesses with a mission to benefit society as well as turn a profit – that have a clear mission to get the most marginalized people back on their feet.So far that has resulted in 27,000 jobs for people who would otherwise likely have been excluded from the workforce in the United States.
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