Erik S. left Denver for Portland in 1998. His parents were living here in a house inherited from Erik’s grandparents.
“I wanted to keep an eye on them and see how they were doing,” he said.
Erik had been working and living with his parents until his mother’s death in February 2016, when things quickly changed for him.
“Her death kind of threw me in a downward spiral. It was just processed too quickly. I didn’t know what to do.”
Erik lost a place to call home and, soon thereafter, steady employment.