Lamont Harper was a resident in 2012 and stayed at Optimist for 15 months. Prior to that, he found himself bouncing from placement to placement, where he would run away and end back up on the streets. Optimist was his fifth and final placement. To Lamont, things felt different at Optimist.
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Meet Lamont, former resident
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“I had a street mentality, but the staff at Optimist showed me empathy and compassion. There are really great people here.” -Lamont