Carl, one of our residents at Thrive DC's Men's Transitional House, has officially taken the next step in his journey and moved out last month!
Before moving into the house in August of 2022, Carl had been incarcerated twice, with his longest stay at 8 years. He'd spent time homeless, in and out of motels, and in a trailer before moving in. He was excited that our housing program helped to fill the gap between homelessness and securing more permanent housing as he navigated the complexities of coming home from incarceration.
Once he moved in, Carl hit the ground running. He has since completed and gotten early release from probation, while also working at a local restaurant as a food prepper. He is now training to become a manager!
Carl has 5 kids and loves spending time with them. He recently received a housing voucher to help him secure more permanent housing, and is excited to use the money he was able to save to buy new furniture -- he couldn't remember the last time he had done that!
Carl was a wonderful resident who always had a smile on his face. Thrive DC will continue to follow up on a monthly basis and support his journey however we can. We are so excited to see what he will accomplish in his lifetime and grateful that our housing program was able to serve him in his season of transition!