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Vincent

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Vincent came to us through Pay It Forward/Next Right Step. He has lived on the Haven campus for 15 months and is about to ‘graduate’.

Vincent is late 40’s and has totally turned his life around after years of ‘too much partying with the wrong people doing the wrong things’. He has committed his life to Christ and is active in a church where he has surrounded himself with like-minded folks.

The Executive Director for Pay it Forward called about this candidate. She has been watching him for months believing that he was going to be successful in changing his life. He has been working part-time with a tire shop in an upscale part of town doing detail work. He now wants to begin a full-time detailing business. He had saved $1200 toward the purchase of a $1700 truck and made a list of the supplies he would need.

I enlisted the help of the team at VAULT and RS1 Motorworks who do this very work on exotic cars. Brian talked to Vincent and discovered that there were items missing. Through their suppliers, Brian could get all the items necessary below the cost we would have spent at a retail store. We also paid the owner of the truck the $500 difference so that Vincent had his truck and his equipment.

Vincent is now in business. Annointed Hands Detailing is up and running and he has also moved from the Haven campus. Vincent has a bright future in San Antonio. He is now self-sufficient and contributing to our community.

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De Novo of San Antonio is helping the marginalized and homeless of San Antonio achieve their goals of self-sufficiency. Where there is anxiety and fragility, De Novo wants to bring security and stability.

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