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I'm from Texas born and raised, I never married or had any children. I have 4 siblings who still reside in Texas.
I took up Truck driving at the age of 26 which was my passion, I drove for 13 years until I was diagnosed with Demaculative degeneration disease which causes vision loss, unfortunately I had to stop driving which caused depression and then I started using drugs heavily to numb myself.
I then decided I didn't want to live that life anymore, I inherited some money, not much but enough for me to pick up and move southeast to San Francisco, I heard about the many resources they had and wanted to try it out since I've always wanted to live out of state. I got to San Francisco 4/7/15 and met a gentleman who happened to be homeless and told me about Project Homeless Connect and said they had referrals to point me in the right direction and from there I followed him the next day to the drop in appointments that was held at their office, I sat down with someone and they directed to me to Health right 360 and I told them my story.
From there they sent me to a detox where I completed a 14 day cycle, from there I went into residential treatment for a year. I successfully completed the program, got a job as dishwasher for awhile but still am unable to find housing, I was doing well after completing the program, then I relapsed, I was unaware of the mental issues I had and couldn't process my thoughts properly so at that point I decided for myself to seek out a therapist and from there I was referred to a Psychiatrist who diagnosed with Schizophrenia and that's overwhelming for me, I've always been an active and self sufficient person so it's hard on me as a man having trouble providing for myself and trying to adjust to this new way of life, but with support and making sure that I work my resources and stay connected to providers I can do it!
Since being diagnosed I'm trying to put the pieces of my life back together, I need stable housing, I'm working all my resources, I'm hooked up with a case manager who is advocating on my behalf to get on disability and to get me into housing. I need transportation, hygiene, decent clothing and food in the meantime. Every little bit helps, I would like to say thank you in advance, to be able to open up your hearts and minds to hear and listen to us means everything.
I'm happiest when I can prepare a good meal, I love to cook. If I could help people by lending a hand when I can, and learning something new everyday. My proudest moment was when I got my CDL and completed culinary school.
I'm raising money for my basic needs, like food and clothing so I can take care of myself better and live healthier**.
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