Meet our Guests

Donald

Donald needed shelter for only two days, and became connected with all the services the Center offers, then. He now has a place to live and a full-time job. 
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Bill

 

Bill, an Army Reserve veteran needed emergency shelter.  The Center provided Bill with emergency housing for two months. He now shares a spotless apartment with another veteran and works as the House Manager. 

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Robert

 

Newly released from prison (on the very day his mother died of Covid 19), Robert wanted nothing more than to build a new life including a career in a helping profession.  
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Greg

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

 

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.
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Chris

 

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.
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Mary Ellen

 

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. 
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Brenda

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

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.
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Allen

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

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

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. 
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