One of the first successful projects of 2012 that Patrons for Peace undertook was helping a local homeless man. The 22-year old arrived in the Laurel area when he fled his abusive family, and found nowhere to go.
Patrons for Peace paid for the man’s room and bare essentials in order to get him back on his feet. This included helping with food, laundry, transportation, a down payment and two weeks room and board, and guidance on finding and taking advantage of community resources.
The young man was able to successfully secure a full-time job, which means that soon, he’ll be able to pay his own rent.