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Making a game plan

“At times it can be difficult to be a champion for someone who doesn’t see it for themselves and some people don’t have any support,” Julie shares. “But, when you see people have success and know it will have lasting effects on their whole family, including their children, it’s all worth it.” As MSC’s Employment [...]

2019-11-19T11:09:38-08:00December 11th, 2019|Education/Employment, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Volunteering as a second career

“Volunteering makes me happy,” shares Chang. Even though he’s retired, 73-year-old Chang continues to work almost full-time; however, it’s not a paid position. Chang is a valued volunteer in MSC’s food bank. You can usually find him at the check-out station during food bank open hours, but he also helps with sorting, stocking, and other [...]

2019-11-19T11:11:50-08:00November 19th, 2019|Food/Clothing Bank, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|1 Comment

Back on my feet

“I grew up in shelters. It was really hard and stressful and I didn’t want to follow the same path with my kids. I didn’t ever picture myself being homeless when I grew up,” shares 35-year-old Janel. Janel is mom to a 17-year old boy, 15 and 7-year old girls, and has another on the [...]

2019-11-19T11:06:37-08:00October 19th, 2019|Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Making a change in life

“I’m a proud father with my kids in college,” Jermaine shares, “but you know what? They told me they are proud of me for making this change in my life.” He is the father of five, 2 boys and 3 girls, ages 18-22 years. Jermaine found himself homeless after his grandmother passed away and he [...]

2019-06-13T14:34:59-07:00June 27th, 2019|Giving, Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Superheroes sometimes need help too

Skyler is a real-life superhero and goes by SkyMan. He feels a strong sense of serving his community through inspiration and peer support. Skyler’s sense of purpose as a real-life superhero and duty to help others is linked to the years he has spent struggling with sobriety and behavioral health issues. At 35 years old, [...]

2019-06-13T14:31:09-07:00June 13th, 2019|Giving, Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

They got us a home

“MSC helped us a lot and is still helping us. They got us a home. Our MSC case manager is always the first person I call,” shared Takisha. In August 2018, Takisha’s family lost their apartment home to a fire. The fire started in another unit, but caused significant damage to the building. Takisha and [...]

Fighting to live

“I had to fight to live,” shares Ann.* At 27 years old, Ann left Honduras and immigrated to the United States to be with her husband. She left behind family, including several children. She also left behind years of abuse at the hands of her previous husband. Unfortunately, Ann found herself in a similar abusive [...]

2019-04-29T12:13:58-07:00April 29th, 2019|Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

It meant the world to me

At 33 years of age, Alicia is focusing on getting her life back on track. Over the last several years, she has struggled with substance abuse issues, an abusive former partner, and the loss of custody of her two children, Justin and Kaylynn. Losing custody of her children sent Alicia spiraling out of control. She [...]

2019-03-12T12:42:47-07:00April 15th, 2019|Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

My Stress Coach

“I was running from my grief,” says Cynthia. Cynthia is a single parent to 13-year-old twin girls and also a daughter in college. Just over five years ago, Cynthia lost two other children and her husband in a tragic accident. She was struggling staying where she had been living with them, and decided to move [...]

2019-04-09T13:11:49-07:00April 9th, 2019|News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

The next Warren Buffet

At “22 years young,” Renorldo has a crystal clear vision for his future. “In five years, I hope to be the next Warren Buffet,” he shares. “The company you keep has a lot to do with the outcome you will see. You can’t let your environment get the best of you. You have to surround [...]