Our Stories

Meet Dre

Dre is the first one to admit that when he moved into his First Place for Youth apartment, he wasn’t prepared for all the intensive support the program provides. “When you get into First Place, you have all these plans and it’s easy to get overwhelmed,” he laughs, shaking his head. ”I didn’t get very […]

Then and Now: Angelica

Fourteen years ago, Angelica was unexpectedly pregnant and felt like she had let herself down. Where is she now?

Leticia’s Story: Finding Home

“It feels like more of a home, where I am now. I’m comfortable here,” says Leticia, who joined First Place in 2017. For Leticia, home and comfort have not always been synonymous.

Krisha’s Story

When Krisha visited Washington, D.C. for the first time, she made time to see the sights, but she wasn’t just there as a tourist. She had a story to tell about the importance of jobs programs.

Jordan’s Story

When Jordan decided it was time to take control of his life, he turned to First Place.

Moving In: Charisma

Charisma had a special visitor stop by to welcome her to her new apartment.

Meet Ma’Kia

Ma’Kia shares how First Place for Youth has helped her overcome homelessness and pursue a career as a dental assistant.

Meet Rhoddavie

Hear why Rhoddavie chose First Place to help her reach her goals.

Meet Carmen

Meet Carmen, a mom and graduate of our program who now has permanent housing.