Wilbert Cravatt is reminded constantly about the help he received from the Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County. Cravatt says much of his clothes, furniture and household items came from the nonprofit’s donation room at the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center.
Cravatt had been homeless off and on for a year when he came to the Lewis Center last fall. He had attended a Project Homeless Connect and learned about available services. The 45 year old admits his pride often kept him from seeking help.
“There is help available, no matter what your challenges are, you just have to be willing to accept help,” Cravatt said.
Cravatt says his case worker at the Palm Beach County Homeless Outreach Program helped him to access disability benefits and the Palm Beach County Homeless Outreach Housing First Program assisted with his apartment. He also completed a job ready class through the Lord’s Place and is hoping to get into the Culinary Apprenticeship Program.