Rita Hosking is an American composer and musician with a style described as “heartfelt”. Rita has graciously donated the use of her song “I’m going home” to our agency which she recently performed at a fundraising event. This song tells the story of a hard life – the experience of living without a place to […]
I returned home to Northern California with my four children, so afraid and desperate. My van broke down right in front of the Wallace House Shelter. Some might call this divine intervention. I only knew I had no money, prospects, and almost no hope. With the assistance from the Wallace House, I was able to […]
Our furry case managers – We thank you!!!! “May I please get a pet?” This is usually the first question a client asks us when they receive permanent housing from our agency at Cherry Creek Village. Our response??… Of course, absolutely. And this is why we say YES!!!!!!! Service animals act as our […]
“When I first heard my Case Manager tell her story, it seemed like I floated around the room for a while. I felt such relief. I always believed there was something really wrong with me. I carried so much shame. I grew up in a violent and abusive alcoholic home. I started running away and […]
After my Mom died, I became paralyzed by grief, and fell into a deep depression. I had always been a hard worker and a proud Veteran, but I felt helpless. I lost all motivation, and became homeless, living on the River. Isolation made my depression worse.
I am a graduate of the Wallace House and former intern in their job readiness program. I grew up in San Francisco. I did my first line of speed at age 10 and my last at age 51. Today I know I used drugs to escape – to numb out.
Wallace House allowed me and my children to feel safe. We were more than just a name on an application. The compassion and competent assistance I received, is what inspired me to give back to the community. I owe my life and children’s wellbeing to Wallace House.