Success Stories

Looking Optimistically to Tomorrow 600 541 admin

Looking Optimistically to Tomorrow

Christian, 27, battled addiction for 11 years and faced legal consequences. Then, he said, “One day, it just clicked that I did indeed need help.” After calling the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) hotline, Christian was admitted…

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A Stepping Stone for Stephanie 600 541 admin

A Stepping Stone for Stephanie

Stephanie is a 27-year-old single mother of three with an open Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) case due to methamphetamine abuse when she lost her apartment and became homeless. She admitted herself into Steppingstone Recovery Center in Covina,…

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Rodney’s Journey 600 541 admin

Rodney’s Journey

Rodney and his mother were living at an Inglewood homeless encampment when they obtained separate hotel rooms through Project Roomkey. Rodney was later referred to Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) and People Assisting the Homeless’ (PATH’s) Recovery Rehousing…

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Sylvia’s Story 600 541 admin

Sylvia’s Story

A cancer survivor, 68 year-old Sylvia became homeless for two years after the friend with whom she had been sharing the cost of rent left LA. She heard about the weekly “Shower of Hope” event at Lario Park and decided…

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A New House for 1-year Old Josie 219 259 admin

A New House for 1-year Old Josie

Karen Torres, 24, and Pedro Guerrero, 23, separated after losing their home, and Karen began living in her car with their then 1-year-old daughter, Josie. A woman saw them in the car and referred them to the Alliance for Children’s…

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From Homeless to Housed: Shasha’s Story 240 277 admin

From Homeless to Housed: Shasha’s Story

After serving three years and eight months in prison, Shasha Martinez,38, was released into Vinewood, a court-ordered housing facility, that immediately helped her enroll in Goodwill’s Alternative Staffing Organizations (ASO) program. Within 10 days, she had obtained a subsidized temp…

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From Homeless to Housed: Wesley’s Story 368 454 admin

From Homeless to Housed: Wesley’s Story

In Wesley K’s own words: “It all started with my new rock bottom, which was getting kicked out of my parent’s house, overdosing, and getting arrested – all in the same week.” He sought inpatient and outpatient substance use disorder…

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From Homeless to Housed: Lacheryl’s Story 242 279 admin

From Homeless to Housed: Lacheryl’s Story

Lacheryl Mitchell, 56, lost her home after her longtime partner deceived her into thinking that rent was being paid. She found out the truth when the eviction notice came. While living in her car, she lost her 18-year old daughter…

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From Homeless to Housed: David’s Story 228 289 admin

From Homeless to Housed: David’s Story

David Gendreau, 44, ended up couch surfing after losing his job. Through CEO Social Enterprise, he was able to get subsidized employment as part of a Caltrans cleanup crew. At the same time, the LA:RISE program at America’s Job Center…

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From Homeless to Housed: Yasmin’s Story 217 250 admin

From Homeless to Housed: Yasmin’s Story

When her mother became gravely ill and unable to work, Yasmin Velez,18, dropped out of high school to support her family. Through the LA:RISE program, she obtained a job at the Los Angeles Conservation Corps as well as food and…

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