From the shelter to an apartment

From the shelter to an apartment

Thankful and ornery — Cortez man has been on both sides of living situation
Monty Fogle is a Cortez native and military veteran. He was previously homeless but now has his own apartment.
Success Stories

Bridge Emergency Shelter Executive Director Sara Wakefield and others said that a number of success stories have occurred over the years. Stories from people who used the shelter to get back on their feet and now have secured housing. Stories about how shelter staff have worked to get them medical treatment and bus tickets back home.
“We have people who have gotten back with their families, gotten jobs, people who have gone to substance and abuse center,” Wakefield said.
She also said that the shelter helps a number of people who are responsible individuals.
“There are people staying with us who are productive citizens. They are not a burden on society, they have jobs, they are purchasing goods, they are sending money back home to their families,” she said.
MB McAfee, who serves on the board of directors, said she’s seen many success stories over the years. Including people who utilize the shelter to save enough money to secure rental properties.
Wakefield did say that some success stories go back and forth with people returning to the shelter in need of help, and she realizes that is just the reality.
We encourage people to send success stories or how the shelter helped you, to the Cortez Journal (news@cortezjournal.com or 123 Rodger Smith Ave. Cortez, CO 81321) or post comments at cortezjournal.com.

From the shelter to an apartment

Monty Fogle is a Cortez native and military veteran. He was previously homeless but now has his own apartment.
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