Ralph, who grew up in foster care, experienced personal struggles that lead to homelessness. With the supportive housing team at HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services, Ralph has turned over a new leaf. Ralph’s apartment is his personal sanctuary filled with his poetry, paintings from a friend and plants from the Union Square Green Market. Ralph earned his GED, and hopes to volunteer as a peer advocate in order to help those who have gone through what he has. Ralph, who now enjoys juicing and long walks through nearby Prospect Park, is healthy and back on his feet.