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CELEBRATING FATHERS
 

Thanks to you, Nick is rebuilding his life.  

Nick (middle) is one of our current residents.  Recently he received an early Father’s Day present - a family reunion not only with his daughter and grandchildren, but also his extended family. Because of his homelessness he had not seen his daughter and grandchildren in more than three years. Being at Earl’s Place provided him with the stability and confidence to see them again.
 
Nick’s mother died when he was a teenager and he experienced first-hand the challenges of having a father who was not around. He made a promise to himself that he would always be an involved father. As he says, “I know how hard it is to come up alone”.
 
Over the years Nick has had ups and downs. Most recently, in 2018, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor while living in a local shelter. After his surgery he was in a nursing home for almost three months. When he was discharged, he was homeless again - the shelter turned him away because of the medications he was prescribed. He remained on the streets until he entered a treatment program for his alcoholism.  From there, he moved here to Earl’s Place. 
 
Will you help Nick break this cycle of homelessness and despair for good by sending a donation in honor or in memory of the special man in your life? 
 


Thanks to you, T.M. has a good life and news to share.

T.M. was a resident of Earl's Place more than 15 years ago. He stopped by to tell Sheila he had some good news - he is getting married! But that is not all the good news. He is doing well, works as the head cook at a D.C. public school, and his children, who were toddlers when he lived here, are both doing well. His daughter is in Texas and his son graduates from high school tomorrow.He says, ,"It took me a long time to catch on. Now there is no looking back."
 

Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s or men who are like fathers who are reading this!

 

To read more stories of what you made possible you can find our 2018 Impact Report here.  If you would like a hard copy mailed to you, please contact Sheila at 410-522-0225 or sheila@umhousing.org

 



Exploring Treatment vs. Housing First Approaches to Homelessness and Addiction is the title of a qualitative practicum group project through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Four students, Jennifer C., Eric R., Fiona G., and Sunny L., interviewed staff and residents from Earl’s Place and Prospect Place to learn about their experiences and the effectiveness of our programs.  You can read the full report here.


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