Adam’s homelessness began in May 2015. He spent the majority of the past three years in and out of mens shelters throughout Louisiana. Adam also struggled with substance abuse and when he wasn’t in shelters or on the streets, he was in and out of hospitals and sober living facilities seeking treatment. While staying in one of Cenla’s sober living facilities, Adam was able to obtain a job and thought things were looking up; however, he was soon voted out and found himself literally homeless, yet again. With multiple episodes of homelessness, Adam has been classified as chronically homeless. People experiencing chronic homelessness typically have complex and long-term disabling conditions. It is very difficult for them to become stably housed without intensive case management and supportive services.
While staying at one of Cenla’s mens shelters, Adam’s work schedule was moved to the night shift, meaning he worked past the 8pm shelter curfew and was forced to move back to the streets. In January, Adam began coming to CLHC’s Homeless Resource Center for showers, laundry services, and other basic needs and was connected to our community’s Coordinated Entry for a permanent housing plan.
With a referral from Coordinated Entry, Adam was referred and accepted into CLHC’s permanent supportive housing program and moved into his very own apartment on April 26, 2018. Adam is extremely grateful for this opportunity and we are confident that with the intensive case management by a LMSW and the supportive services in this program that he will succeed.