Connor’s Story

After losing his job in 2009, Connor became homeless. With no transportation and little money in savings, Connor was forced to sleep in fields, in bridges, and in abandoned garages. Determined to change his circumstances, Connor purchased a bicycle which allowed him to land a part time job.

Slowly but surely, Connor began saving money. He was thrilled when he had saved enough to stay at a motel room for a night, just to have a break from the cold. For over 5 years, Connor struggled to make ends meet, sleeping on the streets of Ontario. Finally, Connor came across Mercy House, and was informed of their transitional program for adults known as Assisi House.

The staff in Ontario noticed Connor’s positive attitude and drive to get back on his feet, and were excited to accept his application to live at Assisi House. During his stay at Assisi House, Connor received the roof over his head that he longed for, and the resources he needed to become self-sufficient once again. Recently, Mercy House was able to move Connor into permanent housing! Although he never thought he’d have a place of his own, Connor explains, “I now have a new place to live to get my life back on track. We are looking forward to seeing Connor grow personally and financially in his new place, and succeed in the future.