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Addicted to drugs and alcohol, leading him to a life of crime and jail time, Waymon found himself homeless and alone. Stuck in a cycle of drugs, jail, and homelessness. Until he found a support system at Horizon House to get him out of that vicious cycle. Read the rest of Waymon's story here.


No home, no family, no belongings. For the first time in his life, Jamaine was homeless. He was depressed, and has no support system. Feeling helpless and hopeless, he attempted to take his life three times. Not knowing where to go or what to do, he found himself at a shelter. Read the rest of Jamaine's story here.


Lamont was born in 1968 and grew up in Indianapolis, living in different homes through the years. All of them were around The Meadows neighborhood. From the 1940s to the early 1960s the neighborhood was considered a highly desirable community in which to live. Read the rest of Lamont's story here.



"I first met Stacey when her daughter was only a year old. They were living mostly on the streets, with friends or acquaintances, or sleeping in libraries and emergency rooms for safety. Stacey and her daughter had to use the bus system to access anywhere they needed to be, which required bus fare or bus passes from someone." Read the rest of Stacey's story here.



“I got shot several years ago. I became addicted to pain killers and then heroin. Because of my addiction, I lost my children and I have been in jail,” she said. “I got clean while I was in jail. I have been out for three weeks, but I had nowhere to sleep. I have walked around, slept in abandoned houses, and have prayed that I would not use drugs again.” Read the rest of Madison's story here.


Tyree has been coming to Horizon House since 2017. He describes it as a place where he can take care of himself. When he has money, he gets an apartment or rents a room. When there is no money, Horizon House is where he can “go to take care of himself.” Read more of his story here.


"Horizon House saved my life in 1995." Read Rick's story and hear it in his own words here.