Mr. T, 49, lost his job at the beginning of the pandemic and could not find alternate work because of his disabilities. He had been living with his mother but when he could no longer help pay rent or bills, he started living in his car. He applied for General Relief and CalFresh assistance and completed a California Basic Educational Skills Test at DPSS.
An intensive case manager connected him to social security benefits, physical and occupational therapy, medication, and a wheelchair. He’s been matched to the Emergency Housing Voucher program. “I think faith has brought us together and put you in my life to help me,” he said about his case manager.