Gregory Andrews, 56, was born and raised in Los Angeles. Gregory is a kind and reserved man, a ‘gentle giant’ if you will, towering at well over six feet tall with a smile that could brighten anyone’s day.
At any given time, well actually every day, you can find him in his car, parked right outside our Beverly Health Center. You see, Gregory is homeless and lives in his car. Just last year, Gregory was enjoying a career as a bus driver and living a modest life in the home he inherited from his parents. A series of very unfortunate events caused him to lose his home. In addition, a back injury required surgery, leaving him
disabled and out of work.
Without a place to go, he found himself on the streets. A friend introduced him to the Clinic where he now takes showers daily and receives both medical and dental care.
“I am not sure where I would be today without the Clinic. It’s the only place I can come to get all my needs met. Knowing the Clinic is here for me gives me peace of mind,” says Gregory.
He has developed a wonderful relationship with Case Manager Chenelle Groomes, who has helped him enroll in Medi-Cal and actively works with Gregory on securing permanent housing. She’s not only a resource for Gregory and others like him, she provides comfort at a time when they are most vulnerable. The Clinic has become Gregory’s “safe haven,”a place he can depend on.