“I want to give a big thanks to Michael Johnson. and the rest of the team, for all the help and support that has been given to me over the last year. If not for the help, emotionally and financially, then I might not be where I am today. I got involved with Courage to Call through the Veterans Court Program. This was an intense rehabilitation outreach program that has made me a better person, helped better my life, and become an active member of society.
I was given a mentor Mr. Michael Johnson, who has been there supported me and has gone above and beyond anything that anyone has done for me. He came to all my court dates. He called me all the time just to check up on myself as well as my girlfriend. I was working for Caltrans when I found out that I am going to be a father in October 2020. I needed a better job and had to find something. Mr. Johnson in January of 2020 gave me a work referral for the company that I am currently employed for now. This helped a lot because it gives me more pay and flexibility. I did however need steel toe boots for the job. At the time of me switching jobs I could not afford them, because I just moved back home. I had rent to pay as well as we lived in Temecula, so I used a lot of money in gas.
In that same month Courage to Call and Mr. Johnson provided me with the boots that I needed to keep my job. The last thing that they have done for me was gave me a lead to an apartment in Escondido. Mr. Johnson helped us reach out and get the information that was required to move in. On March 12, 2020 we moved into the apartment. Mr. Johnson and Courage To Call also donated a big bag of diapers and a big bag of clothes to us. We were not expecting this. I am truly happy to have the opportunity to work with Courage to Call. I also what to thank Mr. Johnson for all he has done for my girlfriend, my almost due son, and myself. With out all the support that has been given from them I might not have been here today. ” – Air Force Veteran