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Spokane man who was homeless gets a second chance

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When you’re trying to turn your life around, sometimes the most difficult part is asking for help. That’s why one man is sharing his story in hopes that his story can help others.

Lonnie Boudreau works at Movher.

“It’s just been one cool challenge after the next. I've really enjoyed being here,” he says.

But at one point, Lonnie never thought he would be where he’s at in life.

“I was pretty bad in addiction. I was homeless here in Spokane,” he says.

He was sleeping under bridges, and he says he was addicted to meth. But then, he hit a breaking point.

“I knew I had to change at some point,” he says. “As soon as I was able to ask for help I was able to get it…I've been clean for two and a half years now.”

Lonnie went through recovery programs, went back to school, and then when he tried to find a job, he says Movher took a chance on him.

“It was a huge relief,” he says.

He’s been saving up money in hopes of furthering his education. He’s also about to graduate from Spokane Falls Community College where he’s studying business.

“I should be graduating with a 3.98 so I'm pretty proud of that,” he says.

As for what’s next, Lonnie says, “I have really, really big goals and dreams now that I never had before…I want to start and run hopefully more than one company. I just want to do things and travel the world.”

If you see someone who needs help, you can connect them with resources by calling 311. 

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