Wally's Story (in his words)

In 2000, I became homeless after my job with the Census Bureau ended. 

I was homeless for 5 years, surviving on the meals provided by the Jesus Center and Salvation Army.

I spent springs, summers, and falls under bridges around Chico. In winters, I went to churches and shelters. I contracted undesirable diseases and ended up in the Mental Facility several times for suicide attempts.

The Dept. of Behavioral Health pulled me out of the Mental Facility, gave me housing and got me connected to Caminar through one of their work training programs named Protouch. In the beginning, I couldn’t work through a shift without sitting down all of the time. But gradually, my endurance built up. They found that I had a college degree and started giving me additional duties like billing and posting payments for Protouch. Later, I got a job also with Caminar working with adults with disabilities in the Friendship Circle Program. I was a receptionist for this program when the job for the Avenida Apartments Resident Manager came open. I applied the first day applications were available and got the job. December 2nd, 2012 was my 4th year at this position. And I owe it all to Caminar for taking a chance on me.


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  • July 7, 2017

    Our 2017 Spring Masquerade was a great success!

    Over 100 people attended. All enjoyed a fun night of great food, wine, Casino games, Art Silent Auction, a Light show and DJ Dancing! 

  • May 18, 2017

    Wednesday, May 24 from 11:30am-1pm Valley View Apartments | 103 Silver Dollar Way | Chico, CA  Valley View Apartments is an affordable permanent supportive housing community for low income Mental Health Services Act eligible adult

  • February 3, 2017

    We are kicking off our Valley View Fresh Start Campaign! This is an effort to provide furniture for the new residents at Valley View Apartments, NVHT's first housing project.

  • February 3, 2017

    So many lovely people came out to support NVHT's event Storied Streets Movie night, on Jan 22! We couldn't have done it without some amazing talents!!

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