After experiencing the grief of a personal tragedy, a 23-year-old male came to Eddy House
After experiencing the grief of a personal tragedy, a 23-year-old male came to Eddy House. He lost his fiancée in an auto mobile accident and coped with his grief through substance abuse. Knowing this was not working and wanting a new start, he bought a one – way ticket to Reno. Upon his arrival, he found getting a job is tough and finding a stable place to live even tougher. After his savings were gone and his wallet stolen, he heard about Eddy House from being out and about on the streets. He passed by the house three times and asked around about our services before he decided to come in. He was told we were a “safe haven” and a place where homeless young people could receive help. Through our services and counseling, he feels we have helped him journey through his grief and the guilt he has been carrying. He was one of the first youth accepted into our Community Living Program, where every day he expresses his gratitude. As soon as we he receives his new ID, he plans to start a job in construction. He says after he has been independent for at least two years, his goal is to come back as staff so he can give back – he knows he can relate to the youth because of his experiences.