One Man's Story

Sep 8, 2022

From Emergency Shelter to Permanent Housing: One Man’s Story

For more than 18 months, Mr. Scott worked with The Salvation Army of Greenville to get back on his feet. Despite being chronically sick, Mr. Scott was working overtime, making it difficult for his health to recover, or perform his job well. He came to The Salvation Army’s emergency housing shelter as a last resort.

Mr. Scott believed the world had given up on him. He’d lost hope in himself and in his future.

During his time in the emergency housing shelter, Mr. Scott connected with our resident advocate, Taylor. Over time, Taylor helped Mr. Scott work through some of the barriers that were holding him back. He began to let go of some of his fears and trust the process.

At the same time, Mr. Scott allowed Christ into his heart, and allowed this faith to help give him the strength and guidance he needed to heal spiritually. Since Mr. Scott began working with The Salvation Army, he has moved out of the emergency shelter and has been approved for wrap around social services, including permanent supportive housing, which will help guide him on his path.

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