Mark was homeless and unemployed and knew that he needed help.”
Worrying about where he would sleep every night complicated his job search. Trying to solve both problems at once was too much for him to handle, so he called United Way’s 2-1-1 for help. A 2-1-1 Information Specialist talked with Mark about staying at the community shelter to gain some stability.
A couple of weeks later, Mark was staying at the shelter while he got himself back on track. Because he didn’t have to worry about a place to stay, he was able to successfully secure a job with the help of his local job search assistance center. Thanks to the stability of the shelter, he is well on his way to a better life.
*Names have been changed to protect confidentiality