At the age of 62, Emmitt found himself needing housing and employment assistance. He was not close to his six grown children, and he had substance abuse issues that impacted his ability to find the assistance he needed.
He heard about SafeHouse Ministries, a United Way community partner, through word of mouth on the streets. With the help of United Way funded program SafeHouse, he found employment and housing. He works in Phenix City and lives with roommates in an apartment in Columbus.
Today, he is clean and sober, working a steady job, working on his spiritual relationship with God, and is getting closer to his six children.
“I am glad I found the SafeHouse. It was a God send in a time when my need was greatest.”