“Aaron” and his father seemed to be fighting constantly. But when arguments turned physical, Aaron moved out. He began taking community college classes but was unable to keep up with the payments and cost of textbooks. He woke up somewhere different each night, was skipping meals, and did not have space or privacy. Due to his tumultuous situation, Aaron dropped out of his classes.
Aaron reached out to our caring staff, who learned more about his situation. He was able to move into a host home through our homeless youth program. When he entered the program, he dreamed of completing community college, making it to a four-year university, and someday having a place of his own.
Aaron stayed in our homeless youth program for a year and a half. During that time, he worked full-time – sometimes two jobs at once – while attending school full-time. Aaron learned many valuable life skills and successfully graduated from our program. He was planning to finish his Associate’s Degree in the summer and move on to a four-year university. He was able to find an affordable room to rent in the community, and because of his supportive host home, he was able to save money which he will access as he continues his college career.