Richard is now living in a studio apartment of his own in San Jose. With the help of Housing 1000, he moved into his own home last week. The Housing 1000 team even installed hand railings throughout his home so he has full access to every corner of his new place.
Richard is very excited to have this place of his own. His only request when searching for a place was to have a bath tub to soak in - a dream that the Housing 1000 team was able to help make a reality.
He is extremely grateful for his furniture and for all of the help he received from Housing 1000 and our community that helped him start this new phase of his life.
Richard went on a grocery shopping trip with his case manager last week. For the first time in many years he has a refrigerator to keep his food cold. He spends his afternoons reading and playing cards and assimilating into his new environment.
Most importantly, Richard's case manager has connected him to critical medical services and Richard has gone from being unable to move from his soiled wheelchair to being able to stand and walk on his own for short periods of time. Now that he's connected to primary care, he can get the physical therapy he needs to continue his recovery.
We are all celebrating the end of Richard's homelessness and thank our Housing 1000 community for the generous donations that made his house into a home.