• April 4, 2022

Sylvia’s Story

Sylvia’s Story

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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 to start parking nearby. LAHSA’s Homeless Engagement Team (HET) referred her to Project Roomkey (PRK) in El Monte. When the PRK site closed, she moved into a Rosemead motel with assistance from the Salvation Army’s Recovery Rehousing program. Eventually, Sylvia received an Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV), which she used to find a home at the new Arboleda Senior Apartments in La Puente. “Really and truly, I knew I had to keeping trying or I would die on the streets, and that wasn’t an option for me,” she said

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