Charles is a single father of five boys and no stranger to struggle. But when Charles injured his back and lost his part-time job, he suddenly found himself on the brink of homelessness and urgently in need of help to get his career back on track.

Charles enrolled in Mi Casa’s career training program with hopes of launching a career in energy efficiency and weatherization. With Mi Casa’s help, Charles secured a job with Veterans Green Jobs to work as an installer on weatherization projects focused on improving the efficiency of low-income housing.

“Mi Casa gave me the opportunity to build a new skill set from the ground up,” says Charles. “Everyone has struggles inside them and scars from the past. But Mi Casa helped me see my strengths so I could start a career – this is much more than a job to me.”