Arizona Success Stories

Starting Over Anew

By Cheryl Debatt, Vice President

Congratulations on a job well done! Michael P. recently went from homeless to employed thanks to the help of Chaz Martinez, Program Director for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Communities Opioid Resources Program (RCORP). When the call was received that a homeless man needed help to change his life, WestCare Arizona stepped up and went to work! Through emails, Chaz was able to secure clothing, personal hygiene products, and a haircut with beard removal. Wow, what a transformation and congratulations on the wonderful change! Michael was so excited that he couldn’t believe his eyes. Starting over, especially after living in a tent along the Colorado River for several years isn’t easy, but when determination hits – there’s no stopping. Once the new look was complete, Mr. Martinez worked with him on his interviewing skills and secured a stable residence for him. Starting over has never felt so good!

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