“Tim” had nowhere to turn when he first arrived at our homeless youth program. He was staying at a local adult shelter and desperate to find a safe place before his discharge date.
From the time Tim was just a baby until he became too old and “aged out” of the system, he moved in and out of foster care homes and residential placements. Additional challenges Tim had to surmount were his mental health issues and a learning disability. Tim lacked the social skills needed to earn the trust of potential landlords and found himself bouncing from place to place.
A counselor at our homeless youth program helped Tim apply for the program. After turning in his application he called the counselor every day hoping that housing had been found. Then one day, he received the good news and moved into his own place.
Tim is now in a stable home and healing from his past a little bit at a time through counseling. Our staff are helping him learn the life skills he needs to succeed in his new life. One of his most treasured possessions is a bike our organization provided so that getting to work and school on time is no longer a struggle.