Jeff Tydeman is one of the dozens of clients served by your generosity and the hard work of Project Transitions' staff and volunteers. In 2012, Jeff found himself waking up in a homeless shelter, unemployed and suffering from health complications associated with HIV.
"My upbringing didn't suggest a person who'd need help. I grew up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood. My parents were normal people, who stressed self-reliance. I had a paper route at ten and was a busboy at 16. And I went to college," Jeff said.
Jeff moved into Roosevelt Gardens after unable to find a permanent job in the rough economy and, at the same time, suffering from severe health problems.
Project Transitions helps clients like Jeff by working with them towards re-establishing their health and helping them towards achieving self-sufficiency. Once Jeff entered our program, he immediately began strategizing on how he'll find permanent housing and employment in the near future.
"I tell people Project Transitions saved my life and it might be a slight exaggeration, but it definitely made it worth living...A place to recover is as important as medicine or surgery," Jeff said.