“Project Place gave me hope back.”
Gilbert is a veteran who, by his own words, “had fallen victim to the demons of the world: drugs, alcohol, homelessness.” He came to Project Place to build a more stable life.
While working in the Clean Corners…Bright Hopes social enterprise, Gilbert developed a strong work ethic. “Project Place helped re-instill the values that my parents instilled in me,” he says. His case managers helped him get a position with the City of Boston where he has since been promoted into a management position. He is close with his family and will be walking his niece down the aisle at her wedding. Gilbert shares, “Project Place helped me get back to all this.”