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Relieved and Happy To Be Home

“My life is really like a storybook,” Emmett, recalls. Emmett, a former MSC guest, graduated from Shaw University, served two years in the Air Force, and worked for General Electric.

During his service in the Air Force, Emmett began to struggle with mental illness, which eventually became disabling. Maintaining steady employment and housing became a challenge. For years, Emmett lived in boarding houses and on the streets with little family contact.

Emmett was experiencing homelessness when his father died in 2016, and turned to Men’s Shelter of Charlotte for help.

“I’m so grateful for what the shelter has done for me,” shares Emmett. He adds “I got basic needs, good counseling, and got right on my medications.”

Emmett connected with Adia, our Veterans Housing Specialist, who helped him apply for housing, resources, and even obtain a copy of his birth certificate, which had previously been lost.

Today, Emmett is “relieved and so happy” to be in his new home. He is thankful and proclaims that, “everybody needs a second chance!”


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