V E L T O N, LBRM Part III

With family as the driving force behind many of his actions, Velton went from having a strong family life to homelessness, time in jail and drug abuse and now he is restarting and recovering. The death of several family members weighed heavy upon him and as he struggled to keep his emotions in check, his violent personality led him down a destructive path. Now, his siblings and cousins want him back so he's doing what he can to get better for them and for himself. His family, his faith in God and the Long Beach Rescue Mission are the foundation for Velton's new beginning. 

After just two weeks in the Rescue Mission's year long New Life Program, Velton has already begun to learn how to control his anger and says that his advice to others in the world is to "humble yourself."

Listen to his story below:

Velton
Velton rests his hand on the shoulder of a fellow program attendee while they and the other men watch the Golden State Warriors / Cavaliers game. 

Velton rests his hand on the shoulder of a fellow program attendee while they and the other men watch the Golden State Warriors / Cavaliers game. 

Velton and mentor
Velton introduces us to two of the men at the Rescue Mission who have inspired him and kept him going.

Velton introduces us to two of the men at the Rescue Mission who have inspired him and kept him going.

Velton explains that at the Long Beach Rescue Mission, they study the Bible everyday. He expresses how important God is in his life and in his healing process. 

Velton explains that at the Long Beach Rescue Mission, they study the Bible everyday. He expresses how important God is in his life and in his healing process.