Permanent supported housing comes from persistent effort for homeless people. St Francis House recently sheltered a 55 year old woman for one and a half months. She had saved two disability checks to put toward permanent housing. Hard luck aside, her motivation was strong.
While a shelter resident she worked hard, even when she was sick. Her dedication paid off. When her own apartment became a viable option, she transitioned smoothly and successfully out of the shelter and into her own home.
— by Victoria Alvarez