Turning Everything Around

Dana, Greg, and Jo at the podcast studio

Dana, Greg, and Jo at the podcast studio

On this episode of 'Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,' host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, welcomes Dana and Jo. Dana is the founder and CEO of Leap to Success, an organization that works with women who are rebuilding their lives. Leap to Success connected with Jo at one of the lowest points in her life and supported her as she turned everything around.

Jo fell under hard times during the market crash. Having had an established job as a Finance Analyst with the Boeing Company, she was unfortunately caught in a series of tragic family events during that time and lost everything. In an incredible story of overcoming adversity, Jo’s struggle shows us that homelessness can affect anyone if they are hit with the wrong set of circumstances.

Calls to Action:

  • Access to More Housing – Encourage elected officials and private citizens to be part of the change to open the doors for people who need supportive services, whether it be in the public or private sector. Contact your representatives to voice your opinion.

  • Leap to Success – Learn about how they empower women in San Diego and be a part of that support by donating to their matching gift of up to $1,000. Learn more by visiting their website.

    Contact Dana to get involved: Dana@leaptosuccess.org

  • Think about the complexity – It is important to keep in mind that, whether it be advocates, institutions, or resources, there are many factors that need to be actively working for someone to find their way out of homelessness.