David was born and raised in Salinas. He grew up surrounded by drug use within his family and at the age of 13, David was introduced to heroin. For about 40 years he has battled with his addiction to heroin and has been chronically homeless for about 20 years.
September 18, 2018, David was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street. The impact of the vehicle resulted in a total of 42 broken bones which included his neck and back. David was in a coma for a short period and when he woke up, he was paralyzed. Dr. Reddy did amazing work on David throughout his eight and a half month stay at Natividad Medical Center. David endured numerous surgeries which left him in a wheelchair with his right leg amputated at the femur bone.
Workers will be selected from applicants in our client base who have high barriers to employment but good potential to improve. These unsheltered workers will be housed and participate in life improvement plans through our House of Peace Transitional Living Program.
As work development trainees, when training is complete, they will be placed in mainstream jobs, opening availability for new trainees to participate.