Jimmy is no stranger to adversity and obstacles. After suffering an injury that left him hospitalized for months he was out of work, unable to care for himself and forced to temporarily move to a rehabilitation center to get the treatment he needed. Once he was released, he moved in with friends for support, but found himself in an unhealthy living environment.
After choosing to leave the home for his own safety, he faced several months of housing instability. Thankfully, a close friend brought Jimmy to New Hope Housing Brays Crossing in hopes it would give him a second chance. Since becoming a New Hope resident, Jimmy has celebrated life-changing milestones. He is two years sober and is enthusiastically helping to improve his East End community. Jimmy strives to inspire his fellow neighbors to become civically engaged by regularly assisting with voter registration events alongside elected officials like County Commissioner Adrian Garcia, State Representative Ana Hernandez, and Council Member Robert Gallegos. He is truly living out a healthy, thriving life and is passionately giving back to his community by helping others.