Miles grew up in Snohomish County for most of his life, he grew up with a total of 7 siblings, him being the second eldest. Miles spent a lot of time outdoors with his siblings when he wasn't at school. School life was decent for Miles, he enjoyed learning but [...]

2023-10-09T16:32:30-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|


Monique grew up in Marysville, Washington. Her younger years came with a lot of responsibility. As the oldest, she learned to take care of herself and her younger brother. Monique’s parents both worked full time and her mother worked longer hours than her father. Monique grew up around domestic violence [...]

2023-10-09T16:26:52-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|


Loki was born in 1970 in the country of Norway. He lived in Norway until he was about 12 years old before his family decided to move. He moved to Canada with his mother, father, and twin sibling. They lived on a farm with a few of their extended family [...]

2023-10-09T15:57:40-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|


Jessica is a graduate of Renew Home & Decor’s retail training program. She was born in Florida and spent most of her childhood and young adult life in Florida. Her family was always close and worked together to support one another. Her experiences led her to grow up fast. Very [...]

2023-02-15T10:56:48-08:00Renew, Trainee Stories|


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 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 [...]

2023-07-13T14:42:01-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|


In 2013, 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 [...]

2023-08-08T10:39:26-07:00Renew, Trainee Stories|
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