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Eighteen months ago, John lost his job when his employer went out of business. Unable to find work, he eventually drained a healthy savings account, lost his car and finally his home. John’s already estranged relationship with his daughter became worse when he couldn’t pay child support. With little hope left and with nowhere else to turn, he came to the Shelter.

The Shelter provided emergency housing while John looked for employment. “The staff at the Shelter encouraged me to get out there and find work and to believe that there were better days ahead,” said John. “I moved to Nashamah (Transitional Housing Program) and landed a job at Clayton Industries.” From there, John moved to the CDM Apartment Complex, where he has lived the past year.

“Since living at CDM, I have reunited with my daughter, which I thought would never happen. I have purchased a vehicle and have relearned how to save money again. The Firehouse truly rescued my hope and saved my life!”

John's story comes from The Firehouse Shelter. Visit their profile to learn more.

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