October 22, 2014

Derek Silva Community

After living at Catholic Charities Derek Silva Community for months, Bart felt that he was ready to stand on his own two feet and go back to work. Unfortunately, he encountered some difficulties at his new job and wasn’t able to stay employed. During that time his rent increased, as it has for many San Francisco residents. Bart was able to work with Joseph from Derek Silva Community to apply for unemployment, get his rent reduced, and keep his health care. Thanks to Joseph and the Derek Silva Community staff, Bart now has enough income to manage life on a daily basis, including being able to avoid eviction from his apartment.