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Client Success Story: Elton

Elton is on the right track

Elton’s journey with us began after his backpack was stolen while living on the streets, leaving him without his essential identification. Currently, Elton is staying at CASS following a hospital stay to manage his diabetes, a condition that has been particularly challenging given his circumstances. Despite the hardships he has faced, Elton’s resolve is unwavering.

The tragic death of his wife due to drug-related issues spurred him to reclaim his life from the grip of addiction. A back injury initially led to his addiction, but now, more than ever, Elton is determined to overcome these challenges and build a better future. Reflecting on his past, Elton says, “Drug addiction took everything worth having from me. It took my wife, my job, my money, my house, my family, everything. I am motivated to get out of this place and never come back.”

Elton has been at CASS for just two days, but he is already making the most of the resources available to him. He expresses deep gratitude for the support he has received, highlighting the Homeless ID Project as a “vital first step” in his journey toward stability and recovery. Through this project, Elton received a Safe Wallet, which he will use to keep his documents secure, ensuring he never has to experience the loss of his important papers again. “Homeless ID Project and everyone else here at the Campus are helping me more than they know. It’s a vital first step you are offering here,” Elton shared.

Elton is working closely with St. Joseph the Worker, utilizing their services to prepare for employment and stability. He is patiently waiting for all his documents to be processed so he can travel to Idaho to stay with his brother and work for him during the summer months ahead.

Elton’s story is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the profound impact that community support and resources can have on individuals striving to overcome adversity. 💼🔑

How can you help?

Helping us help clients like Elton is easy. You can visit our donation page or text HIDP to 44321. Just $12 a month is all it takes to provide and ID for those desperate to end their homelessness. 

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