Success Stories

Places for People is proud to share the successes of the people we serve along their paths to hope, health and recovery.


Reversing a Downward Spiral – Patsha’s Story

Tumultuous does not begin to describe Patsha’s childhood.“Growing up I was always told, ‘you’re not going to be anything. You’re n…

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Michael’s Story: A Day to Remember

“Well, you be careful young man.” That was the advice given to Michael on the morning of July 16 as he exited a homeless camp on the outski…

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Philipo: A Path to Recovery

For Philipo, becoming a citizen of the United States marked an important milestone on his path to recovery. A native of Burundi, Philipo arr…

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Ellen’s Story

Ellen, profiled in this video, was homeless, living with her husband in their truck before coming to Places for People. They had three child…

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Dyiamond’s Story

Dyiamond’s experiences at Places for People helped her become the person she is today. Dyiamond’s experiences at Places for People helped…

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Taurus’ Story

Taurus is an intelligent, well-dressed, and soft-spoken young man. A client of Places for People for over two years now, he always speaks in…

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Kim’s Story: Parents / Children

“What I experienced and went through as a child, I don’t want that for my kids,” says Kim, 29, a recent graduate of the Incredible Years pro…

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Ty’s Story: At-Risk Youth

Before working with PfP’s Multisystemic Therapy program, even when they were both under the same roof, Ty and her mother lived in separate w…

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Hamdija’s Story: Survivors of Torture

Hamdija is a happy man these days. He speaks proudly of his two sons who have graduated from college and are working in their professional f…

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