Stories

OPINION by Matt Evans As a recent "inductee" into the world of the Columbia homeless, I have gained a new perspective on what it really means to live this way. First of all, I have to say that Transitions is a very important part of our community...

“The best job is something you enjoy doing,” said Brian who loves to cook and has worked hard through Goodwill’s Food Service Training Program offered right in Transitions Kitchen! This has given him the opportunity to pursue his passion and taught him a career in...

Transitions Success Stories August 2017 Congratulations to Odell for achieving one full year of sobriety! In order for Odell to change his life, he said he had to change himself from the inside out. The last few days, Odell has been keeping a chip from his...

Masako entered the extended program housing at Transitions in March of 2016. As a resource actively engaged in moving individuals into stable and permanent housing, Transitions partners with 45+ community organizations to provide the expertise and services that our clients need to achieve and sustain...

Miss Isabel came to Transitions alone and afraid. She lived in a trailer in the woods near Winnsboro for 18 years, but after her family died off, emergency services dropped her off in Columbia. That is when Isabel came to Transitions. Our staff ended up...

A few months ago, Transitions identified a need for positive role models for many of our homeless clients. After a few calls to one of our regular volunteers, our mentoring program was born. John C. Crosby once said that mentoring is a brain to pick, an...

In June 2014, Paul lost his home, and for the first time in his life he found himself homeless with nowhere to turn. That is when he heard about Transitions. Paul entered our Emergency Program with a part-time job and very little income, but he...

At 66 years old, Willie Muhammad never imagined that he would be starting his life over in a homeless center. He was never a big drinker, he didn’t do drugs, he didn’t have any mental health issues, and he never really had a problem finding...

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