Ricardo lost his apartment while incarcerated. He told the psychiatrist treating his depression in jail that he would be homeless upon his release. The psychiatrist urged him to enroll with First to Serve, Inc., which helped place him in transitional housing and provided him with free meals and other services while he addressed his medical needs and tried to find work.
The Los Angeles County Development Authority’s Los Angeles County Development Authority’s Homeless Incentive Program ultimately issued him a rental voucher, and paid for his security deposit, stove, refrigerator and bed.
He is writing a book while continuing to seek employment, and has been able to reconnect with his children.