Written by Denise Bard, Guest Author/Board Member
As an infant, Sean spent time in the hospital born to a drug addicted mother. He spent four years in the foster care system until he was adopted and had a happy childhood. But once he got to his teen years, things changed.
At age 14, Sean came out to his parents. And at age 18, Sean found himself facing homelessness because he was no longer accepted at home. During this time, he moved between shelters and returned home hoping for acceptance.Sean would once again face homelessness and seek shelter.
In 2021, Sean came to Anchor House where he found acceptance. His case manager Andrea helped secure a housing voucher for permanent housing. As a result, Sean has been living in an apartment for three years and plans to go back to college.
Sean continues to have the support of Anchor House. He attributes Anchor House and Andrea as a source of stability. Andrea continues to support Sean by reaching out and checking in.
If you can help youth like Sean and become part of a community of caring adults, please donate at https://www.anchorhousenj.org/get-involved/donate/. Your support will help provide a successful future for our youth and young adults.