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Jerry wanted to go to his Senior Prom

As most of us learn early, life is not fair. Some people are dealt “very bad hands”. Jerry is, unfortunately, a person whose life has been riddled with trouble and pain. Jerry was born in Kenya, Africa, and tragically, he witnessed his mother’s... read more

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liquid pump hand soap
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Larry’s journey from homeless to happiness is a powerful story.

 

 

Meet Michele, a graduate from The Samaritan Inn

In this video, Christina shares her journey through homelessness and the difference The Samaritan Inn has made in her family’s life.

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Occasionally at the Inn we get to serve those who have already served us. David is one of those people. He served in the United States Army for five years before his honorable discharge in 2010. David moved home with his parents and pursued his true passion of culinary arts. He attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas and graduated from the program in 2015. David was comfortable living at home with his parents and helping out with expenses. However, when David's parents decided to retire in another state, David decided to stay in Texas.

David is a native of Collin County and has no desire to leave. He is intelligent, knows what he wants, and goes for it. When asked, staff states "David is a great guy who is always willing to help and has a great attitude doing it." Having lived most of his life surrounded and supported by others, David has not spent much time on his own and lacked the skills to budget and save money when coming to the Inn. Since arriving in late March he has completed financial education, job readiness, attends counseling, and sees his caseworker weekly. David's caseworker believes he will do well once leaving the Inn. She relayed recently that, "David has a ton of energy and is positive in everything he does." David is a hard working young man who simply needed a boost and has saved enough money to move on to Phase III of the Inn's program.

Success with his current employer has enabled him to make strides toward becoming an Executive Chef or Sous Chef in the near future. David currently does not have transportation and bikes daily to Allen where he has a full time job as a cook. That strong work ethic, his positive personality combined with a roommate's observation that, "David is a very compassionate guy and has an infectious laugh that just makes you feel better" is the building block we often see of our residents who prove to be successful not only while in our care, but post-program graduation.

Even with the numerous programs that seek to assist those who serve our country, some 1.4 million vets are considered at risk for homelessness stemming from substandard housing, poverty, and lack of help from family or social support networks. The shortage of affordable housing and struggles in obtaining healthcare only make matters worse. The Samaritan Inn is proud to serve this veteran on his way back to independence.
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Deirdre Johnson Diamond, Becky Lewis Carson and 23 others like this

Sarah J. Wood RouseDoes David need rides to work? I live downtown Mckinney and drive to Allen every day for work.2 days ago   ·  8
Nancy Hawkins BuckholtSarah J. Wood Rouse that is so sweet of you. God bless you all.2 days ago   ·  1
Denise Andersen HolthausThanks for sharing!! You are doing great things at the Samaritan Inn!22 hours ago

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