By Your Side...Kevin's Story

Family Pathways
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018

Kevin's Story

Kevin is a local 16-year-old. After an argument with his father, he found himself homeless, sleeping on friends’ couches and surviving by stealing from a convenience store.

“I don’t want to shoplift. I’m just so hungry. When you’re homeless and think no one cares, you stop caring about yourself and don’t think about consequences.”

On his friend’s advice, Kevin visited the Family Pathways Teen Center. They connected him with the Family Pathways Food Shelf. In addition to support, he now also has access to consistent nutritional food. Equally important, Kevin was inspired by the caring staff and mentors who gave him both time and encouragement. Kevin no longer shoplifts. He’s found a part-time job and a place to live. He is looking forward to eventually buying a car and talks about volunteering at the Food Shelf to give back. Kevin never thought he’d end up swiping snacks from the local convenience store. But after an argument with his father, he found himself homeless, sleeping on friends’ couches and surviving by shoplifting chips and candy.

“I don’t want to shoplift. I’m just so hungry. When you’re homeless and think no one cares, you stop caring about yourself and don’t care about consequences.”

On his friend’s advice, Kevin visited the Family Pathways Teen Center. They connected him with the Family Pathways Food Shelf. In addition to support, he now also has access to consistent nutritional food. Equally important, Kevin was inspired by the caring staff and mentors who gave him both time and encouragement. Kevin no longer shoplifts. He’s found a part-time job and is looking forward to eventually buying a car, finding a permanent place to live and talks about volunteering at the Food Shelf to give back.

To stand by Kevin's side, support Family Pathways today:

Food & Fund Drive

Involve your church group, workgroup, or neighbors in stocking Family Pathways Food Shelves by collecting food and funds.

Attend the Anniversary Party & Fundraiser

Celebrate Family Pathways’ 40 Years of Being There.

 

 

All Dates


  • From Wednesday, December 12, 2018 to Monday, December 31, 2018