I Came With Nothing and Left With Everything

Mar 15, 2019 | by Salvation Army OC

"I came here with nothing and left with everything."

In 2018, William found himself homeless and at the Hospitality House for the second time. William first came to The Salvation Army in 2013 and after his initial stay, he was able to secure housing and get back on his feet. Unfortunately, his struggles resurfaced this past summer when he lost his job and was evicted from his apartment. He returned to the Hospitality House seeking a fresh start and the support he needed to get his life back on solid ground.
"Case management is the most beneficial part of the program for me,” shared William. “I have learned to structure my days and that I am more than my situation. This place gave me the chance to find stability while I searched for employment. During my stay I was able to get a job, a car, save some money, and move into transitional housing."

Today, William has a stable job and is living in transitional housing, working towards finding a permanent housing solution. Every day on his way home from work he stops by Hospitality House and volunteers, sharing his story with others that have similar experiences.
The Hospitality House is our men’s shelter in Santa Ana that provides homeless individuals with a clean and safe place to stay. Our services include food, clothing, job search assistance, and integrated employment programs.


For More information on the Hospitality House visit: https://orangecounty.salvationarmy.org/orange_county_ca/hospitality-house-1

Recent Stories

Get Involved

Subscribe to receive more stories, directly in your inbox!


A gift to The Salvation Army helps someone in your community.

Give Now



Do Good in your community

Find Worship

Join us throughout the week for worship, fellowship, Bible study, meals, community service and fun.