Patrick G. became homeless at age 60.
Prior to living on the streets, he was an aspiring comedy writer.
He had a great sense of humor and strong writing skills.
But his addiction to alcohol kept him from working professionally and responsibly.
He lost ties with his family and found himself living on the streets of LA.
“My struggle with addiction really hit me hard. I lost my family and my pride. I couldn’t live this lifestyle anymore.”
When you support Food on Foot, you equip our Work for Food program participants with the tools and resources needed for change. You help them reinvent themselves and earn their way off the streets. Thank you.
I’m on my way to recovery
Patrick entered a sober transitional residence for men in Los Angeles.
He was on his way to recovery, but lacked the skills and confidence needed to find a job.
Then he heard about Food on Foot’s Work for Food program…
I am now employable!
With the help of incredible supporters like you, Patrick was able to enter the Work for Food program.
He received a life-skills education, crisis management skills, interview skills, and a huge boost in confidence.
Patrick earned his Gray Shirt on Sunday, January 8th after attending consistently for over 10 weeks and proving that he has the ability and perseverance needed to earn his way out of homelessness.
As a Gray Shirt, Patrick received:
- His own fully furnished apartment
- A full time job
- A bus pass, cell phone, and food
- Proper work clothes
- A gym membership to prepare him to stay 8 hours on his feet in a new job.
- A $5,000 savings account (his employment earnings while in the program)
Update: On June 18th, 2017, Patrick G. graduated the Work for Food program and is now 100% self sufficient!
Click HERE to watch a short video of Patrick’s graduation speech
Would you like to experience the gratitude of our participants, face to face?
Join us during a Sunday serving in Hollywood!
Every Sunday, we open our serving to a few lucky volunteers who distribute food and clothing to the homeless.
Wonderful volunteers like you touch the people we serve, and in turn, be touched by their stories and gratitude. Click here to sign up and volunteer.
Thank you so much for your support, and we hope to see you during a Sunday serving.
Thank you for caring,
Food on Foot