A man, who was a college graduate and had been working full time for many years, was laid off from his job and was unable to find another job before his unemployment benefits ran out. He was unable to pay the mortgage on his home, which eventually went into foreclosure. He became homeless and sought assistance at a local shelter. He then secured employment and saved some money to contribute towards the first month's rent and security deposit on an apartment. We were able to assist on the remainder of the rent and the full payment for the security deposit. He was able to move from the shelter and finally become self-supporting and independent again.