Pete became homeless after his real estate business was hit by the economic crisis. While he was on the streets, he didn’t sleep. He’d just walk around all night trying to stay warm.
At 62, the experience was traumatizing.
When Pete learned he could get a hot meal, a shower and shelter at Cityteam, he felt like God was intervening just in time.
The meals nourished his body, giving him energy for challenges he faces every day. He got a safe place to sleep and was able to start rebuilding his resume with the help of people in our Learning Center.
“I am thankful for the staff at Cityteam Oakland for helping me and treating me with dignity,” he said. “I know that God will help me. He’s helped me so many times before.”
Every meal or night of shelter you provide for someone like Pete can be the start of a whole new life. A life with dignity. A life with hope.