EHF Stories








Young family gets a new start Life spun out of control quickly for Eva and René when a temporary job loss, coupled with a high-risk pregnancy, landed their young family on the streets. After exhausting […]

Eva & René



Christy's Children
Looking back on her life, Christy is grateful for her tough childhood.  Her mother was very young when Christy was born and growing up, her father was in and out of prison. She lived in […]

Christy’s story


  Anita has already overcome more than most. As a toddler, she was declared a ward of the state and was placed with foster parents, who also took in her brother and two cousins.  Though […]

Anita’s Story


Thirty years ago, Mysie and her late husband moved their family into a quaint three-bedroom home in San Mateo with just a $50 security deposit. The house eventually saw four generations, including Mysie’s great-grandson Darius, […]

Mysie’s Story



Paul and his wife, Rion, didn’t expect to be homeless for their 40th wedding anniversary.  It all began in 2011, when Rion was laid off from a law firm and Paul, a Vietnam veteran, was […]

Paul & Rion’s Story