Measure H Success Stories

Through this unprecedented movement, thousands of individuals and families already have been helped through a major expansion of outreach, emergency shelter, rapid rehousing, supportive housing, as well as benefits advocacy for homeless disabled adults – in all parts of the County.  Get to know some of the people whose lives have been touched by Measure H.

William Arnold, Jr. II is a 34-year-old who became homeless in 2016 when he lost his job and was unable to pay his rent.  To avoid eviction, William left his...

Kristopher is diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, anxiety, and anger management issues and has misdemeanors and a violent felony on his record. To obtain employment, he needed help...

In early adulthood while attending Long Beach City College, Eugene dreamed of becoming a chef. He fell victim to substance use, which eventually led him to drop out of college,...

Keith Garces, his wife and two young sons found themselves homeless for a year. Keith’s wife suffered from mental health issues, exacerbated by post-partum depression, and his role as caregiver...

The client is a 31year old Hispanic male, who had been homeless for 15 years with no social support. He had been in and out of Juvenile Hall as a...

Dorothy Cove is a single mother of three. She applied for CalWORKs after losing her job. Her kids had just been returned to her from foster care and she needed...

Elizabeth Hernandez is a single mother of four children. Not having a stable job affected her finances and ability to obtain daycare for her children, factors that put her at...

Kamesha Christopher had been homeless for 2 years. She is a 45-year old single mother with an 11-year old son. Kamesha lost her job one day and with no safety...

Eddie is a 45-year-old who was homeless with long-term unemployment and previous substance use disorder when he enrolled into a job readiness program at Chrysalis. He worked in Chrysalis Works,...

Ms. Jamiesha Tillman was a survivor of domestic violence, which caused her to leave her housing unit prematurely, along with her four children. They stayed with family and friends as...