Terry had a job and an apartment, but he was laid off and soon discovered that unemployment compensation didn’t cover his expenses. “I couldn’t afford to pay rent where I was, and I had no place to go,” he says.
He grabbed as much clothing as he could carry and walked to our Samaritan House Crisis Housing Center, leaving the rest of his belongings outside his apartment. They were stolen before he could get back to retrieve them.
“When I got here, I didn’t have anything,” he says. “But they treated me really well. I ate my meals here, got my laundry done, got clothes, boots, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and razors.”