Eight months in the past, Justin Dodd was dwelling at a Salvation Military in Louisiana along with his two daughters. At present, he’s an apprentice automotive service technician at Banner Chevrolet in New Orleans and has a brand new house of his personal.

Dodd, 41, grew to become homeless after resigning from his earlier job managing contracted sanitation crews at meals processing vegetation. He left, he stated, as a result of he and his daughters, ages 8 and 13, had grown uninterested in transferring to a brand new metropolis each time one contract ended and a brand new one began.

Searching for new alternatives, he heard concerning the apprentice coaching program from two City League of Louisiana representatives. He was initially instructed no slots have been open, however he endured, and a spot opened up.