Bob was leading the good life, he had an executive level job and a family, certainly never suspecting that one day he would be homeless. A personal issue at work caused him to lose his job and ultimately, his family. Left with his dog and his car, he resisted help for 2 years while his life spiraled even further down. After his car broke down, he was forced to sleep in a field.
His old dog was his only comfort. The heavy rains in January left him on a little plot of dry ground in the middle of a field with rats scurrying around him. He was finally ready for help, and welcomed the help of his HART mentor.
He worked hard to get back on his feet, volunteering at the food bank, going to counseling and attending life skill classes while being mentored. Jim is now working and has just moved out of the Grace House into his own apartment. So many HART members have grown fond of him and know that he will always be a friend to us. He now speaks in support of HART, and encourages others that are struggling.