Success Stories

TG: Hungry for Better Life

Friday, April 03, 2015


TG is younger than most Avenues to Work program participants, only twenty five years old. He is already a father, a veteran of homelessness and of youthful “running in the streets.”  Read More

ROY WILLIAMS: Moving Forward

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


"I knew I was going to move forward here.” 
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DEIDRE MAYES: It’s Temporary

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Diedre’s smile is even brighter in person. The blurred photo of her smiling after winning our SRO Housing annual Domino’s Tournament focuses on her smile.  It is hard to imagine she has been touched by tragedy and disappointment.
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MCKINLEY THOMAS: Housing Helped Me Put a Nickel Aside

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Mr. McKinley Thomas has lived at SRO Housing Corporation's Harold Hotel for 24 years. He first came to the community as a child, with an uncle who raised him on Wall Street.Where people now sleep on the streets, there had been single family homes and low rent apartment houses. Read More

GILBERT CORTEZ: Thankful I Got Caught

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Gilbert Cortez might look menacing at a glance.
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RON SMITH: Focused on Helping

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Ron Smith has a degree in communications and was a news cameraperson before relocating to Los Angeles.
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BRENDA: With a roof over my head, I’ll be able to focus on getting well.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Soon after settling in to a tent she shared near 7th Street, Brenda found a lump in her breast.  Read More

DEBORAH MARTIN: Creating Something Beautiful From Scraps

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


“Creating something beautiful from scraps…” is what Deborah Martin does every day.  Read More

MELINDA BOLTON: Tired of Living Out of Bags

Wednesday, April 01, 2015


Melinda had been homeless for four years before being approved for her new home in the Gateways Apartments, “I stayed with friends, but they put you out when you run out of money. It has been hard….” Read More

DARNELL GUY: SRO Housing Made it Possible to Raise My Kids

Friday, March 27, 2015


Darnell Guy is SRO Housing Corporation’s longest - serving staff member, hired in 1985.

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