Meet our Guests
Greg was homeless when all of his possessions, including his wallet and all identification, were stolen. The Help Center assisted Greg in replacing his ID's and connecting him with a landlord. "I could never have done it without their help," Greg says.
Ramona lost her job and was evicted from her apartment. She spent years living with family members, including time caring for her aging parents. Her positive attitude and sense of humor helped her cope.
Chris quickly became homeless after he lost his job. With no support system in place, he lived outdoors in a tent for two years -- even in the most brutal winter nights.
As Mary Ellen reflected back on her time at the shelter, she notes that it was hard at first, but eventually, she was able to access a number of resources, including getting help finding a job and housing.
We've been helping Brenda look for an affordable apartment. Her smile is contagious. "Never give up," she says. "There's always a new beginning. Stay strong."
John was thrilled to get a job at one of the local casinos. We helped him with a new resume, interview tips, and housing. We couldn't be happier for him.
Our guest Allen served in the Coast Guard in his early 20’s. He worked 17 years as a Controller and Director of IT at a large company and made a six -figure salary, until the company was bought out and he lost his job. Read more.
Derek came to the shelter in October of 2019. With help from shelter staff, he was able to find a job at Walmart, obtain job coaching, connect to much needed benefits, and most importantly, find a new apartment of his very own. Read more.
Raphael had never been homeless, but when he got divorced he lost everything. He found support and lots of help at HHC. It wasn't long before Raphael was hired as a department manager at Walmart, and he started saving toward housing.