Mr. B. is a 52 year old male living in Staten Island. He has a history of alcoholism and substance abuse. In 2015 Mr. B. suffered a stroke and as a result, has weakness on his right side including his arms and legs.
Mr. B recently lived in a local park, where he reported that he has experienced hostility, discrimination, humiliation but most of all, his personal safety is a constant concern, especially at nights. As a result of his homelessness, his personal hygiene has also suffered. Mr. B. has been banned from the emergency drop off shelter, due to problems he had when he was temporarily housed there before.
Through HEALTHi, Mr. B was able to secure housing in an adult home. After moving in, the HEALTHi team was able to provide soap, towels and slippers to him. Mr. B has been sober since June. He previously resided at Lakeside adult home earlier this year, but stated he left because there was drug use there that was not been addressed. Mr. B. reported that he has been abstinent for four months, and his sobriety is very important to him. He is now in treatment at Project Hospitality’s Recovery and Wellness program.
Since he has now obtained suitable housing, he stated that he is happy and feels secure. He has been able to take his medication consistently and currently in physical therapy for weakness due from stroke. Mr. B. is grateful to finally have some stability in his life. Professionals have noticed the improvement in Mr. B’s appearance and his attitude since moving off the street.