Jesse’s Story

A homeless man name Jesse frequently visited our Pacific Beach facility.  Often, he just needed someone to talk to or seek clean clothing.  From out of state, Jesse had come to San Diego in the hopes of cleaning up his life and was in desperate need of guidance and direction.   He had suffered the loss of an eye from a broken bottle injury, lost his ID and belongings and was living in his car.

His simple goal was to, one day, go back home – take his mother to a restaurant for dinner and become a better father to his four children.  CCSA wanted to help Jesse reach his goal.   In time, things got better; he found a job as a dishwasher, worked hard and kept saving his earnings.  A few months later, we were delighted to receive a note from Jesse telling us that he was finally able to make it home!