Everything changed for Raphael this past year when he got divorced and lost his home. Raphael had never been homeless before and was nervous about staying at a shelter, but his anxiety was quickly alleviated by the warm welcome he received from staff, volunteers, and especially the other guests.
With the help of shelter staff and volunteers, it wasn’t long before Raphael was able to find a new job, and soon after, a new home.
Raphael refers to HHC as a place where one is given all the tools needed to get back on their feet. "You just have to believe in yourself," he says, "if I can do it, anyone can do it."