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Beginning Again

Beginning Again

You provide a chance to begin again.

When Jerry’s 16-year marriage ended, he was left with nothing, became homeless, and resorted to living under bridges.

He made his way to One80 Place and after hearing about One80 Place Training, a 5-week culinary program, Jerry discovered that his passion lives in the kitchen. Fast forward four months and Jerry is very happily employed at a local restaurant where he is quickly learning his way through the ranks and was even named “Employee of the Month” during his second month. He loves his new apartment and is excited to be within walking distance from work.

“I wanted a real change in my life. I really wanted to try something new, something different, because everything I’ve done in the past hasn’t worked. Everything in my life is new – my mindset, my actions, my way of life. One80 Place gave me a way to do something I love doing and get paid for it; it’s not a job, it’s a learning experience.”

Jerry hasn’t let himself become a stranger at One80 Place and comes back weekly to volunteer to serve meals in the Community Kitchen.