Categories: Stories of HopePublished On: September 21st, 2023
Categories: Stories of HopePublished On: September 21st, 2023

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Chris came to the Pioneer House in January 2023 with a bag. He had been living in an abandoned building for months. He contacted Inner Voice info line on 01/28/23 and left a message that he was homeless and needed shelter. Fortunately, at the time that he called we had a bed available, and he was asked to come right in the same day. While speaking to him I noticed that he was a tad bit nervous about coming because he had never experienced homelessness before. He finally said, ” I will be there within a couple of hours”. When he arrived, he was nervous, but yet, very talkative.

Chris was referred to our HIRE Program where he obtained employment and still continues to be employed. He was also referred to our Supportive Housing Program where he was able to obtain his very own apartment after being in the Pioneer House for only 7 ½ months. He was the Chairman of the community and facilitated the community meetings. He was a role model participant and followed the rules and regulations. It was a pleasure to work with him.