"Joe" came to us with a very sad history. Unwanted as a child and developmentally disabled, he ended up in an asylum at the age of five, where he stayed for seven years. While he couldn't read or write, he managed to start his own business and get married, but after his wife passed away, he lost the business and ended up living on the streets in California.
Joe endured severe illnesses and multiple stabbings before coming to Justa Center last year. He soon found a very small room to rent and started attending Bible study, as well as working with a volunteer who taught him how to read and write. Shortly thereafter, Joe started to experience memory loss, which, when added to his developmental issues, impaired his ability to live on his own.
Fortunately, Justa Center was able to secure a place for him to live at Immanual Care assisted living facility, where he will move this month. Upon taking Joe to visit Immanuel Care, he was amazed at how nice the facility is, and he stated that he intends to live there forever. The facility is a graduated care facility, so it will be able to assist him if his health and/or mental state declines.
We are thankful we were able to help Joe move into a safe home, where he will receive the care he needs for the rest of his life.