After a stroke left Scott unable to keep his job, he was suddenly faced with years of homelessness – living on and off the streets and unable to find stable housing.
When he could find the money, he would rent a room at an area motel. But most days, he found himself at a bus station, a train station or the pavement.
However, in late 2022, Scott’s journey to permanent housing began when he reached out to Orange County Government for help. Within days, the County connected Scott to one of our case managers who quickly worked alongside Scott to find a solution to his situation.
Thanks to the support of the County and the Homeless Service Network, Scott is now a resident at Maxwell Garden Apartments, and part of our Home for New Beginnings (HNB) program, which provides a permanent supportive home to adults who have a disability. As part of the program, rent for residents does not exceed more than 30 percent of their income.
“The team at Pathlight HOME are so dedicated to their clients,” shares Scott. “If you’re willing to put in the work, they are with you along the way.”
Scott's journey serves as a heartwarming reminder that, with the right support and determination, anyone can overcome the challenges they face and find a new beginning.
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