Our Stories

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.

Hannah’s Story

Read about Hannah, a young woman that recently entered program in Solano County.

Sheldon’s Story

Sheldon joined First Place in Los Angeles in 2010. With a place he can call home, he’s focused on his education and future.

Stephan’s Story

With the support of First Place, Stephan found the stability that allowed him to come into his own.