Success Stories

The outreach worker first encountered HT and HG sitting on top of the hill in Duncan Plaza, where they would sleep each night. HT and HG are best friends. HT is a person with a disability; he has only one eye. HG has severe depression...

The outreach worker first encountered RE on the sidewalks of Canal and Royal Street. This client is known by all of the rangers, store clerks and police as he is frequently reported to the NOPD and detail officers. This client has been homeless for several...

The outreach worker first encountered JG at the Ozanam Inn homeless shelter where the 74-year-old man had been staying for the past two weeks. JG sat in his wheelchair in the sun while complaining of pains from his stage four liver cancer (for which the...

The outreach worker met AN outside of the Ozanam Inn. He immediately began asking about rehab services. AN had been sober for 8 months, in the Salvation Army program, but relapsed. Since then, he has been homeless and staying in and out of the shelter...

The outreach worker first encountered WM on the steps of Ferry Landing with several bags scattered on the steps. WM would sit on the steps every day and would only leave for a few minutes at a time. When the police would move him from...

When I first met SL in the Downtown Public Library, he whispered to me across a crowded room near the circulation stacks, "I'm ready to change my life". SL was facing daily challenges because he was trying to maintain a steady job as a professional...