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Aaron

As we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of HopeWorks in 2021, we want to introduce you to staff member Aaron Perkins who is a perfect example of what can happen when you offer people hope. We are leading with his story in celebrating this agency milestone because he was one of [...]

Tina

I was born in 1972 into addiction where my mother struggled with addiction and severe mental health. I was passed around the system for 3 years and was eventually adopted by parents who did their best but had struggles of their own. I began my journey with drugs and alcohol when [...]

2022-07-19T16:29:56-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|

Dennis

Dennis Willard, U.S. Navy Veteran, was stationed at Port Hueneme California in the Navy Construction Battalion (commonly referred to as Seabee). As a Seabee he was responsible for building infrastructure for the U.S. military around the world. During his eight years of service, Dennis deployed to numerous countries such as [...]

2022-04-08T10:10:29-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|

Hilary

I'm a lifelong Puget Sound resident. I love this place! As a kid I went to Salty Sea Days, caught 99 cent double features at Everett Theater, jigged for herring off the docks of Marine View, poured over Archie comics at the Everett Comic Book store, and ferried to Hat [...]

Karen

Karen Hagen loves the Kindred Kitchen Training Academy. She started classes in the first part of October 2021, and she graduated in January 2022. Born in Texas, Karen traveled to a variety of states with her family as a child.  The longest period, five years, was spent in the Puerto [...]

Ejay

Ejay Perez is focused on his future. He just graduated from our Kindred Kitchen Culinary Training Academy and is considering his options for employment. He was a diligent worker in the program and caught on quickly to the many concepts he was exposed to. “Jon Zintel (Kindred Kitchen Trainer) made [...]

Precious

When Precious found Housing Hope she was 9 months pregnant and homeless. She found Housing Hope through a referral to help her, her boyfriend and her soon to be born daughter to get off the streets. Her daughter was born a week after getting housing. While at Housing Hope Precious [...]

2022-04-08T10:34:56-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|

Sergey

Prior to our Training Program Sergey was living on the streets. He faced a variety of barriers which prevented him from finding work. He connected with an Employment Specialist who recommended the Ground Works Training Program as a way to reenter the workforce. Sergey said he learned a lot as [...]

Michael

On January 17th, 2014 Michael regained consciousness in the middle of the street. He couldn’t remember how he got there and was weighed down by a feeling of heaviness that wouldn’t let him up. Eventually, a friendly police officer helped him off the ground and told him he was bleeding [...]

O’Rian

O’Rian was a single father of a 9 year-old daughter and didn’t have a job in six months. He was introduced to an employment specialist for Housing Hope who put him into the Housing Hope life skills classes. From there O’Rian interviewed for an trainee opportunity at Ground Works Landscaping [...]

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