A young mother’s story


I returned home to Northern California in 2008 with my four children, so afraid and so 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 of Wallace House, I was […]

Service Animals


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 […]

Healing from Childhood Trauma

Beautiful Kerry

“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 […]

The garden is my therapy; I go there for healing.


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.

What inspired me to give back to the community.

Wallace House made me and my children feel 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.