NO LONGER AFRAID

CRITI showed me that I am not just a homeless person, but a human being, and how amazing I am! I know that I can get different results by making different choices.

HOMELESS IN HIGH SCHOOL

Being homeless was really motivating for me. It made me want to push harder, not only for me but for my mom. I knew how hard she worked.

OUT OF PRISON & HOMELESS

Without CRITI, I don't know where I would have ended up. CRITI gave me the chance to become a productive member of society.

WHAT MY SON LEARNED

My son plays baseball and football. The other day he told me 'I don't give up because you never give up.' I never said that to him. He learned that by watching me.

LOST HER HOUSE, KEPT HER GRANDKIDS

CRITI helped me establish a nest egg so that an emergency expense won't lead to homelessness again.

FINDING THE WAY HOME

My biggest blessing here was learning to love myself. I found home in me and I didn’t know that before. Sometimes you’ve got to leave everything you know to find out who you are.