Martin spent the last of his money on a hotel…
“I always had a job,” said Martin as he began to share his story. After separating from his former employer, Martin struggled to find employment. Once he spent the last of his money on a hotel, Martin slept in the park and utilized the resources at Martha’s Village and Kitchen. “I would sleep in the park and come to the courtyard at Martha’s when it opened up in the morning,” said Martin. After eating lunch and spending the day in the Cooling Center during the hot summer months, Martin would take food/water and return back to the park. After nearly two months of living on the street, Martin received a life-changing phone call, informing him that a room was available at Martha’s Village and Kitchen.
With the help of Martha’s, Martin found stable employment
During his stay at Martha’s, Martin was able to replace his expired license and get his social security card. For his job interviews, Martin was given a clothing voucher to find professional attire to wear. After a few months, Martin was offered employment at a local grocery store where he has been working 30 hours a week for the last three and a half months. Martin hopes to move into a full time position with his current employer, and will soon exit Martha’s residential program into a place of his own.
Martin’s primary goal after transitioning out of Martha’s is to reunite with his five year-old son. Martin is sincerely grateful for the resources, assistance and support he received from Martha’s Village and Kitchen.
“Martha’s saved my life.” – Martin