Like many of our homeless clients, John was initially hesitant to accept help. Then, one cold December night, he decided to get off the streets for a night and stayed at our Emergency Winter Shelter. He ended up staying through the winter but when spring brought warmer weather, he went back to sleeping on the streets.
Two years later, after street outreach and multiple discussions with HK case managers, John decided he wanted stability in his life and was ready to work for it. He began staying at The Inn, working with case managers on responsibility and reliability through daily chores and volunteering. He also sought to increase his independence by finding a job, with help from his case manager. John made it a priority to save money and soon was able to move into stable housing of his own.
Realizing he wanted to give back and help others in situations like his, he became a Kansas Certified Peer Mentor. John turned his life around with help from HumanKind. Stories of transformation like John’s are only possible with help from supporters like you. Thank you.