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Opening Doors for Residents Coming out of Homelessness: David’s Story

Cold, isolated, and alone, David (pictured to the right) slept on the side of the road and at rest stops before finding a stable home with CommonBond Communities. A former Marine Corps member, challenging and unexpected circumstances left him on the streets – just as it does for many other veterans.

Fortunately, David found CommonBond’s Upper Post Veterans Community, which has on-site support for residents who are transitioning from homelessness into stable, permanent housing. His recovery has been remarkable and has opened doors that he never thought possible.

As the Director of Supportive Housing at CommonBond, I see residents every day who are discovering a new beginning. Supportive Housing is what it sounds like: affordable housing coupled with supportive services for people with higher barriers, including mental health or substance use disorder.

Staff provide voluntary services to residents such as lease education, independent living skills, conflict resolution, resource referrals, and assistance with food, employment, and healthcare.

At Upper Post, David has found a caring, tight-knit family that supports each other through life’s triumphs and tragedies. The changes David has experienced since moving in have been so transformative; sometimes he doesn’t even recognize himself.

In his own words:

You can help us open more doors so residents like David can get back on their feet. Your support means that more people who are coming out of homelessness will have an affordable home to ground them while they write their next chapter. Thank you for your continued investment and generosity.

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With Gratitude,

Allison Linsmeyer
Director of Supportive Housing
CommonBond Communities

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