Lesley lived by an overpass in San Francisco when she was first pregnant, after a violent assault forced her into homelessness. She shares her story in her own words below, from the heartbreaking challenges to the little wins along the way including how your community support on HandUp made a difference.Read More
Two years ago Rodney was living on the streets in San Francisco. With the support of your donations and our partner Project Homeless Connect, Rodney pulled himself out of homelessness. He recently met a big goal to purchase a flight home to New Zealand and reconnect with his family. He sent this note to all of us:Read More
Brandon, born and raised in Detroit, was walking home from work one day and encountered a violent robbery. His injuries were so bad, the doctors told Brandon it would take up to six months to walk again. Because of this, he lost his job and soon after lost his apartment.
Luckily Brandon connected with HandUp partner South Oakland Shelter in Detroit who could help him get back up on his feet. Including starting to fundraise on HandUp in December.Read More
Last year Linda had only one wish for Christmas, and thanks to donor support she now has a brand new smile! Learn how your donations made a difference for Linda and what she's looking forward to next.Read More