As a social worker, one of my greatest joys is being able to
connect someone with a resource that can help them transition off the streets.
This process is different for everybody. Some people need a detox, some a job
referral, and others an agency that will advocate for their housing needs. It’s
just a matter of pointing people in the right direction.
I first met Clarence when he came to the Mobile
Resource Center looking for a job
referral. He wanted to start taking the next steps in establishing a new life.
He had been using drugs and living in a shelter for years, but recently he hit
rock bottomand that was when he
surrendered his life to God. This is what gave him the strength to change and
become serious about sobriety. One of Clarence’s immediate needs was getting an
ID. He lost his while in the shelter and did not know how to get a new one. I
set up an appointment for him at one of the nearby social service
agencies.Since our first conversation,
Clarence has received his ID and continues to come on Tuesdays to meet with us.