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Guest Story 10: Tommy

Tommy has been fighting a lot with his parents. One day, his father drops him off at nourish NJ and tells him he’s on his own. He’s nervous and scared because he’s never been homeless before. But seeing the smiling Outreach team puts him at ease. He explains his situation, and the team immediately starts calling local shelters and agencies. Pretty soon, a bed opens up.

Once Tommy has a safe place to sleep, he really wants to find a job. He spends hours at the library looking at job listings. Applying for work is a long and frustrating process, but Tommy finally catches a break: He has an interview at a local bank! The Outreach team buys him all new clothes for the interview and pays for him to get a haircut. Tommy feels confident going into the interview, and a few weeks later, he excitedly tells the Outreach team he got the job! 

Tommy loves talking about his job with the staff whenever he comes to nourish.NJ to pick up a bagged lunch. He used to feel alone and that he would never be able to overcome the challenges he was facing. He is so grateful to have Nourish NJ as his support team.

nourish.NJ's Hunger Walk 2020 Audio Tour
  1. Introduction from Executive Director Terry Connolly
  2. Guest Story 1: Carlos
  3. Guest Story 2: Arturo & Maria
  4. Guest Story 3: Edith and Herb
  5. Guest Story 4: Rolf
  6. Guest Story 5: Essential Workers
  7. Guest Story 6: Molly
  8. Guest Story 7: Isabelle
  9. Guest Story 8: Abigail & Rachel
  10. Guest Story 9: Charles
  11. Guest Story 10: Tommy
  12. Guest Story 11: Richard
  13. Guest Story 12: Roger
  14. Guest Story 13: George
  15. Guest Story 14: Madeline
  16. Guest Story 15: Nathan & Oscar
  17. Conclusion