For Hope Haven, homeless more than a number
Most of DeKalb County’s homeless working poor, official says
DeKALB – Don Horn felt awkward when he returned to Hope Haven on Dec. 13.
The 58-year-old left the homeless shelter in 2004. He’s back because his monthly rent of $680 was too much for his disability payment of $685 to cover. He’s noticed a lot of changes, and figures without Hope Haven, he’d be living on the streets.
“Hope Haven is probably one of the best places here in the country,” Horn said. “If there’s something you need to learn, they’ll teach it to you. Or see to it that you did learn it.”