Success Stories

In late December 2017, my five year old son and I became homeless for the first time. I was attending Monterey Peninsula College on track to graduate that June with my associates degree in Human Services and I was working part time on campus as well. It was so convenient that my son was enrolled in an amazing preschool that was located on the same campus as my school and work. However being that I’m a single mom, with family that has struggles of their own, lives far away, and who provide little to no help, I was quite literally on my own. We lived in my car while I finished school, and while I was trying to figure out how I could get us by day to day.

Thankfully, a friend told me about Dorthies Place and HRC and I immediately reached out to them. While I was in the process of getting a Homeless Set Aside Voucher from Dorthies Place, I graduated with my AA and a few weeks after that, I moved in to a two bedroom apartment. HRC helped me so much by paying for the deposit and housing goods such as blankets, pillows, washcloths, and towels.

While I was homeless, I cried a lot while my son was asleep because I honestly thought it was going to be impossible for me to get out of that situation alone. It’s only because of the help from HRC and Dorthy’s Place, that I now have a home to raise my son in, and we are beyond grateful for the support and encouragement we had along the way. Thank you!

Sierra Wilder

August 21, 2020

Sierra Wilder

In late December 2017, my five year old son and I became homeless for the first time. I was attending Monterey Peninsula College on track to […]
August 19, 2020

Ruiz Family

Our family decided to relocate to California from New Mexico in May of 2018. We had worked hard to save up what we could and packed […]
August 19, 2020

Anna Perez

Life is full of struggles being a single mother. No imagine being a single mother of two and battling with cancer. I first became homeless because […]
August 19, 2020

Ashley A.

Thank you Juanita, Korina, and the rest of the team at HRC, For making it possible to find housing for my children and I when we […]
August 19, 2020

Martin Castellanos

Last September, I was physically unable to work due to an illness that led to me being homeless. When I was seeking assistance, I went to […]
August 19, 2020

Martinez-Villalobos family

Hello, We are the Martinez-Villalobos family. We would like to thank everyone at HRC for their help in finding the perfect place for us to call […]
August 19, 2020

Athena Reyes

Thank you so much! I am very appreciative for all your help. In my future, when I hope I am financially situated, [I want to] volunteer […]
August 19, 2020

Monica Martinez

My name is Monica Martinez. I am 32 years old, born and raised in Salinas, CA. In 2016, I found myself homeless for making bad choices. […]
August 19, 2020

Darlene Aviles

For a long time, I struggled finding a place to call home for my family and I. It was hard, I am a single mother and […]
August 19, 2020

Maricruz Hernandez

My name is Maricruz Hernandez, I’m a single mother of 2 boy and 2 girls that range from 5 to 17 years old. I became homeless […]