Jun 14, 2022


For years John Richards struggled to find his path toward self-sustainability. With the impact of COVID-19, local shelters were overwhelmed, limited in their capacity, and John found himself lost. After seeking assistance from The Salvation Army, John found refuge at the Fonde Recreation Center, which served as our men’s overflow shelter. Fonde was a temporary shelter, opening its doors in April 2020 and closing in May 2021.

While at Fonde, The Salvation Army provided case management to clients through the Community COVID Housing Program (CCHP), and John was able to get on a path toward self-sufficiency through this program. After years of being homeless, John received the help he needed to get back up on his feet.

His introduction to our programs and services were due to unfortunate circumstances but John now has a home, a stable job, and is hopeful about his future and moving forward.

In the end, The Salvation Army was able to provide services and house 74% of the men at Fonde just like John. To support men like John and men facing homelessness please consider giving here.

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