Meet one of our guests!
Eugene Schneider is a fifty-five-year-old resident that came to Bridges of Hope right during the COVID pandemic. Eugene lost both his mother and his girlfriend during this time, and their deaths had a huge impact on him, “Shocked” was the word he used. Unfortunately, that was the least of his issues.
Eugene now found himself homeless and without a support system. Quick thinking and word of mouth led Eugene to Bridges of Hope one evening. One of our managers recently had the opportunity to sit down with Eugene and ask him about the impact of BOH on his life.
Since being here at Bridges of Hope, have you learned anything about yourself?
“Yes, my passion for music. I have my days when I'm down and once I play music it's like the music speaks for me and all I have to do is relax”.
What does Bridges mean to you? “I am grateful for everything Bridges of Hope has done to help me better myself. I would be lost without Bridges of Hope & have the utmost appreciation for you guys here”.
Could you explain? “Being in the situation I am currently in, many of my peers use it as a justifiable means to abuse drugs or alcohol. But I have not, and I am proud of myself. The staff here help in any way possible, and they have done plenty for me. Since being here at Bridges of Hope, I have maintained part time work, and have kept my car in good shape. Also, with the help from the shelter director and HCRP case manager, I am close to finding my own permanent housing. My most impressive feat that I would not have achieved without the help given was that I learned how to trust again. I have gained friendships and even a girlfriend. Bridges of Hopes is deeply revered in my book. The effort shown and the willingness to help has helped me continue to have a positive outlook on life. They have been persistent and eager to help me better my situation, so I will always have an open spot in my heart for Bridges of Hope. Thank you.”