Stories

ShelterCare Helped Collin Get a Fresh Start

Posted on: September 17th, 2020

Collin has struggled with alcohol his entire adult life. Growing up in an abusive home, Collin always turned to alcohol to ease his fear and anxiety. He would drink...

ShelterCare is Working!

Posted on: October 24th, 2020

At Sweet Beginnings, we shared how Shelter is being transformed through the ShelterCare model. We have seen incredible results that have captured national attention: overdoses reduced by 50%, 75%...

Getting Help In One Place

Posted on: September 17th, 2020

Alan never expected to be homeless. He had his own apartment and was working steady. Then he learned that his apartment would be torn down, to be replaced by...

More Than a Place to Stay

Posted on: September 17th, 2020

Roy has spent the past year looking for a home. He had worked most of his life, but was unable to work because of health problems. At age 65,...

Living With Pain While Homeless

Posted on: September 17th, 2020

Mark has a long history of struggling with homelessness. He had made some progress back in 1999, getting support to find housing. He moved to London, and was beginning...

Help to Begin Again

Posted on: September 17th, 2020

“Losing someone you love is a hard thing.” Joshua, who lost his home and custody of his son over a few short days, knows just how much this can...

You Can See the Difference ShelterCare Makes

Posted on: August 17th, 2020

Soon after House of Friendship’s Men’s Shelter moved to a local hotel, Shelter Supervisor Sheridan Parker noticed something amazing. “I could see the guys who had been staying here...

Losing The Battle

Posted on: October 4th, 2019

It’s 1 am. All of the beds at the Charles Street Men’s Shelter are already occupied and an individual who has just arrived is huddled on the floor in...

I am Dangerous

Posted on: September 27th, 2019

“Joe” came to the Shelter one evening in July 2018. When he arrived, he seemed to be doing well – he had already arranged an interview for housing, and...

Health Care Pilot Underway in Shelter

Posted on: September 27th, 2019

When you don’t have a permanent place to call home, it’s hard to get to the doctor for regular checkups. For men staying at the Charles Street Men’s Shelter,...

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