IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES
John, a 65 year-old Vietnam veteran, battled with severe obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and depression. Then, in August 2016, John was brutally attacked, leaving him physically unable to care for himself and his home.
John’s physical and mental health struggles manifested into a hoarding disorder. The condition of his home became so dangerous that he was issued an eviction notice. With nowhere else to turn and facing homelessness, John came to Catholic Charities for help.
With the support of Carla, Director of In-Home Support Services, the court delayed the eviction. Carla and her team worked around the clock to remove safety hazards from John’s apartment and established a six-month care plan.
John’s physical wounds have healed and he receives needed therapy to cope with his mental health issues. Today, John is living a happy, healthy and independent life.