Marion’s Story

Marion had been living on the streets for over 10 years when a street outreach team from Volunteers of America, Utah met him. After working with Marion for a few months, the street outreach team was able to connect him with a case manager from The Road Home. Working with his case manager, Marion qualified for housing and soon moved into Palmer Court, one of The Road Home’s Permanent Supportive Housing Unit. Upon moving in, Marion immediately started settling in and decorating his apartment. He takes great pride in being able to take care of his new home.

After living at Palmer Court for a several months, Marion began working with a therapist to address relationship and addiction issues. He later expressed his desire to obtain employment. Marion had not been employed in years but that did not deter him. Marion’s case manager immediately connected him with the staff of the Department of Workforce Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Advantage Services. All three partner agencies worked closely with Marion and he is now employed. It has been an honor for us to see the hard work, dedication, and success Marion has achieved.

* The names of the individuals involved have been changed to protect their privacy.

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