Story of Hope: Emmanuel
"My story, my situation is terrible. I had a bad accident at work and broke my shoulder. Without a paycheck, I lost my apartment. Now I have workers' compensation, but I pay child support for my daughter and son, and it’s expensive to live. That’s how I wound up here at the shelter.
I’m very appreciative of the people at Pine Street Inn. I’m working toward my future. I’ve been at the Men’s Inn for about eight months, and the people here are wonderful and helpful.
Being here during Covid-19 has been tough, but it is very safe here. We are all tested every two weeks. The positive rate is about 1%, which is really good.
I’ve been working on getting everything I need for my housing search. I had lost my social security card so we had to get that, and it took a few weeks. And I now have another form of ID that I need.
I have an appointment this week with a housing specialist and hope I’ll be approved for housing soon. That would be a great way to start the New Year!"