Craig's Life is About to Change
By Sarah Ford on May 19, 2015
Source: Miriam's Kitchen
For nearly all of his life, Craig has struggled with mental illness. He's lived with different family members scattered across the country, but he's never had a permanent home.
Craig arrived in Washington, D.C. in 2014 and for over a year he’s been sleeping outside near Farragut Square. A friend told Craig about Miriam’s Kitchen.
Craig is thriving because of the relationships he has developed at Miriam's. He has a new sense of purpose, and finally feels like he belongs. He’s making good choices and thinking about the future.
The great news is that Craig was recently matched with the Permanent Supportive Housing program at Miriam’s Kitchen. Together with his caseworker, Solomon, they're tackling all of the necessary paperwork, bringing him one step closer to home.
Craig's life is about to change. But many of our guests continue to wait for Permanent Supportive Housing units to become available. They're counting on the D.C. Council to invest in this vitally important program.
On Wednesday, you can influence the Council's decision. The Way Home Campaign is organizing a Call-In Day to urge Council Chair Phil Mendelson to make the investments our guests need. The steps are easy, and the time committment is minimal.