“I finally decided to stop fighting and allow people to help me.”
A year ago, Isaiah Brown was living on the streets of Newark, addicted to crack cocaine. Homeless for the past 20 years, Isaiah says, “I totally messed up my life. My mother, who is a registered nurse, and my uncle found me and said, ‘We’ve got to get you out of here.’”
Broadway House helped Isaiah turn his life around. Like many who come here, Isaiah has been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Our trained professionals helped to get his medical condition and drug addiction under control, and also provided him with the extensive support he will need to live independently, including helping him to secure steady Social Security income.
Today, Isaiah advocates for others as vice president of the Broadway House Residents Council. He’s looking forward to starting a new life with his mother in South Carolina—far from the streets of Newark. Exuding confidence, Isaiah adds: “I finally decided to stop fighting and allow people to help me. Now, I believe that telling my story will convince others to live by my example and turn their lives around.”