Before coming to CityTeam and pursuing recovery, Daniel turned to alcohol to escape. Living a life without hope, he had no will to live. Today, Daniel is living a full and sober life. He is valued in the CityTeam Connect overnight shelter, where he finds deep purpose “living and learning” together with his community. Daniel is now a man of ambition; he’s pursuing his goals of becoming a drug and alcohol counselor and purchasing a home.
LIVING AND LEARNING TOGETHER
A HURRICANE SURVIVOR FINDS SAFETY
Alan used to work on an oil rig before Hurricane Katrina hit. It was dangerous work, but he earned enough to always keep a roof over his head. Then the storm came through and washed his life away[…]
EACH STEP OF THE WAY
I have spent my whole life here in the Bay Area. At fifteen, I took my first drink of alcohol. […]
HOMELESS AND ON THE RUN
“Growing up in Oakland, you can experience a lot of different types of people. As a sixteen-year old, I thought it was cool to hang out with friends that drank and did drugs. That kind of lifestyle lead me to homelessness and being on the run. Running away from friends and family[…]