A Life Transformed

A Life Transformed: Moving Beyond Homelessness

A Life Transformed: Moving Beyond Homelessness

Before moving to Encanto Village, Robert spent nearly two years without housing. Despite owning his own landscaping business and taking odd jobs throughout the region, he could not keep up with the soaring costs of rental apartments.

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Omeika Candelaria: ‘There’s just such a good vibe’

San Bernardino, Calif. – Omeika Candelaria lived at the Waterman Gardens public housing project for so long, she can’t remember how exactly it happened. “I’d applied for public housing, and I think I got a letter in the mail that I was approved. But I didn’t know...

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A Life Transformed: ‘I got my independence back’

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – Zack Collie lost his independence when he was 15, the victim of swim accident that left him paralyzed and reliant on others to perform such simple tasks as brushing his teeth. Now 22, he is getting that independence back – in college, with a...

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A Life Transformed: ‘I feel I won the lottery’

EAST LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The mannequin in Patricia Cruz’s store is a work in progress. An art piece more than a showpiece, it represents “the forgotten ones” – returning veterans who struggle to survive life outside the combat zone. In 2015, Patricia lost a...

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A Life Transformed: ‘My kids and I have been blessed’

YORBA LINDA, Calif. – When Sarah Jones lost her job and any chance at child support in one of the most expensive housing markets in the United States, the mother of four children had a difficult decision to make: Remove her kids from the community and schools they’d...

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A Life Transformed: When Strangers Become Family

Jasmine Martines felt alone and completely lost. The Hope through Housing Foundation gave her the strength and support she needed to start rebuilding her life. “What I learned this past year is that strangers can actually become family,” says Jasmine, a single mom...

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A Life Transformed: From homeless to community manager

Victorville, Calif. – Tiffany Petty is all about helping people. Even when circumstances left her homeless as a single mother raising three children, she never wavered from trying to help others avoid a similar situation. “I have to admit, it was very difficult having...

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