Starting Over: From Homelessness to the Loss of a Child, Lesley’s Story of Hope

Starting Over: From Homelessness to the Loss of a Child, Lesley’s Story of Hope

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.

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Brandon Goes From Homeless to His New Home in Detroit

Brandon Goes From Homeless to His New Home in Detroit

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.

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