Second Story for Homeless Youth provides housing and support for youth experiencing homelessness like Wuilmer. Wuilmer had recently moved to Northern Virginia when he began experiencing homelessness. Wuilmer was a good student and very smart, so when he began struggling in school his counselor knew something was wrong. He was introduced to Second Story and identified one goal with staff: he wanted to graduate from high school. Wuilmer thrived in Second Story’s program. He got a car, saved money, and was even promoted to manager at his job. He is now a high school graduate and headed to college, ready to live on his own with all the life skills and security he needs to thrive.
You can watch Wuilmer’s entire second story in this year’s Beacon of Hope Virtual Fundraiser.