Before living at the Y, I owned my own home here in Des Moines, but I sold it due to tough times and neighborhood safety concerns. Life has become more peaceful here at the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus and there are several different things to do. My favorite part about the Y is the people here. Everyone is nice and friendly, and I feel safe.
In the next year, I see myself back to playing with the band that I was involved with. I hope to be playing shows for nursing homes because I know they enjoy the music and entertainment there. I would also like to renew my membership with the Professional Music Club of Iowa.
I try to help people when they need it. I have volunteered and raised money for many causes and organizations over the years. I really enjoy playing my guitar in the courtyard, and I can’t wait to be playing with my band again.