Mr. Helpful is a 54 year old African-American male who was admitted to Sojourners’ Place June 25, 2012. Mr. Helpful presented substance abuse issues at intake, and difficulty in maintaining self-sufficiency.
Sojourners’ Place case management identified the need for GED assistance and assisted Mr. Helpful in acquiring tutoring and drug and alcohol education. Mr. Helpful has completed drug and alcohol education and is preparing to take his final exam for his GED.
Additionally, by focusing on becoming more employable, Mr. Helpful has re-established his connection with his family.
Working sporadically in Ocean City, MD., for an employer who always promised to pay him, but rarely did, "Adam" was at a breaking point. "Adam" made a decision that was a pure lead of faith. "Adam" gathered what belongings he had, hoped on his bicycle, and headed to Wilmington intent on putting his life back together.
"Adam" rode his bike all night and arrived at Sojourners'Palce at 9am on September 10, 2012, with no knowledge of whether or not there was a bed open. Our case management team met withhim and listened to his incredible journey and immediately provided him with housing, safety, and food.
Today, "Adam" is working with our staff to address the issues that led to his homelessness and he is well on his was to self-suffiency!