New beginnings are often bittersweet. This sentiment is definitely true as we celebrate the milestone transformations of several Hope for Life youth. In the past year, eight young men have officially transitioned from Hope for Life’s programs, starting their lives as independent adults. Each of them were equipped to go from living on the streets, to finding stability while living at the rehabilitative home, were reintegrated into the community program, and now have graduated into independent living.

We could not be more proud of them and all they have overcome to accomplish such a meaningful rite of passage! Thanks to YOU for equipping these incredible men with the resources they needed to imagine and achieve a flourishing future for themselves. We’ve featured each graduate below to celebrate their hard work and success.


Age: 25 | Computer Repairman

First came to HFL: 2009


Age: 19 | Barber

First came to HFL: 2009

Jean Peter

Age: 24 | Welder

First came to HFL: 2009


Age: 23 | Welder

First came to HFL: 2010



Age: 21 | Mechanic

First came to HFL: 2013