I was living on the streets with no money or job, and HIV-positive. I wanted to work, but had a hard time finding a job without a permanent address. For one year, I was constantly looking for food and shelter – not just for myself, but for my 10-year old daughter, too.
I then learned about the AIDS Foundation Houston (AFH) housing program for families affected by HIV/AIDS. My daughter and I moved into AFH housing and I set two short-term goals: finding a job and getting a car. Within nine months, I accomplished both. Today, I am a technician at a local hospital and I drive to and from work in my own car. I am also saving money so that one day soon my daughter and I can move out of AFH housing and into our own home.