A safe, affordable place to call home is a basic human right. People who are coping with mental illness or substance use issues need a little support to leave homelessness behind and start down the path towards a new and more stable life.
The Leviticus Fund is proud to partner with nonprofits like The Bridge to change the world – one person at a time. Because as our Board Chair, Mercy Sister Rosemary Jeffries says, “We can do much more together than we can do alone.”
We are deeply honored that Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter (NCR), took a deep dive into our work and our new Legacy Fund.
Since June, we’ve been working with Chris Herlinger, an international correspondent to Global Sisters Report who also writes on humanitarian and international issues for NCR. He has reported from South Sudan and Darfur, Sudan, as well as numerous other locales, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel and the Occupied Territories, Kenya and Ethiopia and Liberia.
In addition to meeting with Leviticus staff and board, including leaders of the Legacy Fund, Herlinger took a trip to the South Bronx, to talk with Carlos Bolanos, who after 10 years sleeping on the streets, now calls the Apartments at 3500 Park Avenue home.
Interviewed in July at the residence, Bolanos still cannot believe his good fortune.
“I live in peace now,” he said.