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 [...]

Who makes the decisions?

“You often hear of issues around finance and healthcare decisions with Powers of Attorney and guardianships. But a huge issue we see in long-term care facilities is the guardian or POA agent restricting the elder’s relationships, such as who they can see and socialize with,” says Patricia Hunter, Washington State Long-Term Care Ombuds. “The real [...]

2019-03-12T12:33:38-07:00March 12th, 2019|LTCOP, News/Media|0 Comments

Find Stability in her Sixties

Betty was a figure skater, headed to a professional career, when a fall during a double axle at 15 years of age changed her path forever. She grew up in California, and moved to Washington twenty years ago. She’s done many things in her life, including nursing and studying sign language interpretation. Twelve years ago, [...]

2019-02-15T14:24:29-07:00February 15th, 2019|Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Restoration of Hope and Faith

“The world has gotten crazy,’” shares Francisca. “Every bit of help counts. Everyone needs a time to get back on their feet and this housing helps a lot of people.” Francisca and Javan met in 2003 at a treatment center. Both were battling homelessness and substance abuse issues. Through the following years they continued to [...]

2018-10-12T10:45:46-07:00November 1st, 2018|News/Media|2 Comments