Sometimes those who spend time in our transitional housing program are so impacted by what they’ve experienced that they pay it forward. Kaleb is one of these individuals.
Kaleb is highly educated and earned a college degree in Museum Studies and various certificates in computer programming and networking. He has worked in various jobs ranging from managing a family owned business to working with US diplomats visiting his native country. The relationship he was in brought him to Sacramento where he cared for a number of children. At the end of that relationship he found himself homeless without many connections or family here in California. Being resourceful and self-motivated, he reached out to us at HART looking for temporary housing while he got back on his feet.
Almost immediately, Kaleb became committed to becoming self-sustaining, our ultimate goal at HART. He earnestly sought job opportunities, and was able to secure employment with a large organization that was united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers. With a caregiving history, Kaleb found this position to be one that resonated with his own concern regarding the important social issues facing the average working family.
At the end of his residency in Grace House, Kaleb moved on to actually give back by accepting the opportunity to manage/monitor another transitional home that would give him permanent residency, and began the journey to obtain a license to sell insurance. Those who have walked this transitional housing journey with him have nothing but praise for his efforts. Kaleb has learned the benefits of sound budgeting, continues to work with those that need caregiving, and has sought numerous resources to continue his own professional development.
Kaleb is an outstanding example of HART’s mission fulfilled. He has become independent and self-sustaining, and in the process has become committed to paying it forward for those still looking to achieve these goals.