Determined To Transform His Life, Peter Moves Home
“Enough is enough,” has been Peter’s motto as he transformed his life through the shelter.
Peter came to Charlotte for a fresh start after serving time in the criminal justice system in New York. He turned to Men’s Shelter of Charlotte when staying with his sister and niece was no longer feasible.
Peter’s housing and employment barriers were high but he was determined to “take advantage of all the shelter services.” First, Peter accessed a nurse on-site and was referred to a doctor who could perform a necessary back surgery needed to repair a decades-long injury. After recovering, things started looking up. He started working at a local bakery and coffee shop after seeing a job posting on our Job Opportunities Board and met with a Housing Specialist to help him navigate housing options.
Peter and a roommate, whom he met at the shelter, are now moving into housing. Excited to move in to his apartment, Peter exclaims that his new housing “gives me the foundation I was looking for!”