C.D. grew up one of nine children in northern Maine and served in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1986. He would have loved to continue his career in the Army, but life’s path led him elsewhere.
When C.D. arrived at Homes for the Brave in 2011, he was frustrated with his inability to find a job and found it difficult to ask for help. He had been raised to make finding a job his number one priority and had been working since he was 12 years old. While at HFTB, C.D. was able to focus on his goals, manage his medical issues and look for permanent housing.
In April 2011, C.D. moved to Waldorf House, where he had more independence but could still access the staff and resources at HFTB. He joined an employment program where he will receive more than 290 hours of training and practical experience for several in-demand career paths. C.D. is looking forward to moving closer to his goals and living his life with a healthier, more positive attitude.