Thomas is a handy man who is unhoused. At night, he used to park in the safe parking program in Westchester Park until that was no longer possible so he started parking next to the park on Manchester Blvd next to the library. We met Thomas during our outreach and started connecting him with work opportunities in the community. He is a specialist at painting, wall repairs, but also does other work like plumbing, caulking, and carpentry. Please reach out to Thomas if you need work done. Send him a text at (323) 907-4439.
We helped Jaime move in on Friday. This is what he wrote: “I cannot begin to thank Grass Roots Neighbors enough for their help. Since I met Vlad and Stephanie, I was able to completely turn my life around and move into a place now! When I first met Vlad, I was at one of the lowest points in my life, living out of a suitcase in West LA. I would look forward to Sunday nights because grassroots would go around giving away food to the homeless in Venice. Little by little, grassroots set me up with the things I needed to survive, a bike, a tent, clean clothes for work, and showers. I began to save money so I could get myself a place to stay. I began working GrubHub on my bike until I could put together enough for a room. Yesterday I officially moved in and I cannot thank Vlad and Grass Roots Neighbors enough. I feel truly blessed to have met this group and to have been able to climb out of the situation I was in.” A few weeks late when it rained he wrote: “Thank you so much again GRN for helping me. This rain reminds me how lucky I am to be housed and to have been helped. Can’t imagine what it would be like if I was still homeless and living how I was. Thank you. God bless you all and your families!"