JessicaWhen you ask for help at Project Homeless Connect, you get it. This can be a rather obscure idea when living in a city where people without homes line most of the downtown streets. Who can they ask for help, where can they turn? Project Homeless Connect has emerged as a resource for homeless residents of San Francisco, where all they have to do to receive help is show up, and ask for what they need.
Jessica moved to San Francisco from Florida a little over a year ago, and found herself on the street missing her children- four boys and a girl ranging in age from 12 to 34. Now living in close proximity to the venue, she walked over to Project Homeless Connect with high hopes, as she had been helped by the program before in obtaining a permanent residence.
She arrived to PCH late in the day, and some of the services she was hoping to take advantage of were no longer taking admissions. Next time, she says, she’ll come earlier. At her visit today, Jessica was able to procure Identification for herself, plus information on vision, dental, and employment services. She enjoyed checking out the various services, and believes that there is something at PCH for everyone.
Now that Jessica has housing and is on her way to joining the workforce, she is optimistic that her 12-year old son will be able to come live with her. Currently he lives with his father. Her other children are extremely glad that she is starting over, and she has their full emotional support.
Jessica says she was a good parent before she let street life take her over, She says that being homeless does not have to ruin your life, that you can learn from it and rise above it, as long as you don’t get stuck in it. Jessica finally asked for help, and now feels she is back on track.