*David’s Story

David came to PADS Lake County facing homelessness, struggling with substance abuse, and grappling with job security. Life had dealt him a tough hand, as he had previously been incarcerated and lost custody of his beloved children due to his battle with addiction. For a time, David found himself sleeping in his vehicle, exposed to the harsh realities of life on the streets.

But in the face of adversity, David’s determination shone through. With our support, he was provided with case management and vital resources, including assistance to overcome his substance abuse challenges and work toward regaining custody of his children. A glimmer of hope emerged when he was connected with Catholic Charities’ Rapid Re-Housing program.

Today, the transformation is nothing short of incredible. With the unwavering support of PADS Lake County and Catholic Charities, David now has a stable home, is on the path to reuniting with his children, and is embracing a life of sobriety. His journey is a shining example of hope, resilience, and the extraordinary potential for change. David is not only gaining back custody of his children, but he also enjoys the stability of a job and a bright new beginning.

David’s story reminds us that even in the darkest times, hope can prevail, and with the right support, individuals can embark on a journey of recovery, healing, and transformation.