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Meet Huck House Youth Award Winner, Precious Brandon.

Precious became homeless at 17-years-old and was referred to Huck House by her high school teacher. A week after her 18th birthday, Precious moved into her TLP apartment. Before coming to TLP, Precious wanted to give up. She worried daily about where she would sleep at night and didn’t have anyone to talk to about her situation. Since entering the program, she has showed tremendous gratitude, motivation and hard work.

One of her favorite parts about the program is having someone to talk to every week. Hope Brill, who nominated her and meets with her weekly, describes Precious as honest and dedicated to her goals. Precious wants to graduate high school, then attend college, so that she can start a career. She says for anyone struggling with homelessness, the most important thing is to stay focused, “because when you lose your focus, you lose yourself.”