Jay, 55, fell into homelessness due to a confluence of mental illness, drug addiction, and economic factors, and became a regular at Fred Jordan Ministries and the Midnight Mission.
The Measure H-funded “C3” outreach team operated by the nonprofit The People Concern (TPC) began helping him in 2018, with a psychiatrist, clinician, and case manager also treating his mental health diagnosis. Jay was matched to TPC’s Lamp Lodge permanent supportive housing site, and he signed his lease in December 2022.
Jay is still adjusting to life indoors and is trying to ease his transition by attending peer support, therapeutic groups, and the Wellness Center. Jay requested ongoing mental health support, as well. He said he is getting used to daily chores such as cooking, cleaning, and laundry, and he is sleeping well.
Jay is working on reunifying with his family and looking forward to visits from his son and grandchildren.