Two thirds of homeless men and women suffer from mental illness and/or addiction. Many of them receive fragmented treatment, or no treatment at all, and as a result, cycle in and out of emergency rooms, jails, shelters, and the streets. .
"It seemed like I was always staying in shelters, and going from here to there. I was using drugs and I was a heavy drinker. I got so tired of doing crack and selling everything that I had. It was rough being on my own. Then I went to Project Renewal’s shelter. I love being here. I feel safe. I feel content. I need help with something, the staff will help me. Now I’m taking my GED and after that I want to be a nurse. I’ve always liked helping people and now I am going to be able to do it."
Project Renewal’s mission empowers homeless men and women suffering from addiction and/or mental illness to move permanently from the streets or shelters to health, homes, and jobs. Their comprehensive and innovative approach combines healthcare, addiction and mental health treatment, employment services, and housing.
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