"Don't Be Afraid To Smile"

Meet Bud. Bud grew up in Arden Arcade, and found himself homeless and hopeless following his mother's death. After 6 years on the street, he found his dog Emily and not soon after Sacramento Self-Help Housing. Bud found Emily, or Emily found Bud as he sees it, the night he contemplated suicide. Since his outlook on life has changed for the better.

"Don't be afraid to smile," Bud said, holding up his journal as I snapped the picture. Bud keeps a record of everyone that has ever helped him. And now that he's found stable housing, he's looking forward to spending more time saying thank you.

Bud is part of our Permanent Supportive Housing Program. To learn more about this program. Check out the webpage here


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