4 Years Ago a Rockford Man Was Homeless, Now He Owns a Bakery
What makes America a great country is you can be down on your luck and then turn things around like one man in Rockford, Michigan, did.
Not everyone homeless is an alcoholic or a drug addict.
Many homeless are people with mental health issues where families have either abandoned them or they don't have any family or friends to turn to.
Even though America is the greatest country in the world, most people are only a step or two away from being homeless. Whether its the loss of a job, divorce, high cost of rent, inflation, medical bills, or a medical condition, if one or two major problems happen to a person all at once, it is easy for things to come spiraling down, and you may find yourself with no place to go. Is there a way out if you come crashing down? For one Rockford man, there was.
Rockford Man Was Homeless 4 Years Ago and Now Owns Two Bakerys
His name is Andrew Havemeier, four years ago alcohol and drugs led to him being without a home after losing his job and then being kicked out of his apartment. Sometimes it takes the worst to happen in order to find the best in yourself and with a little help, that is what Havemeier did.
Havemeijer enrolled in a recovery program at Guiding Light. He spent four months completing the program and then was able to re-enter the workforce by getting a job at Hall Street Bakery in Grand Rapids.
According to FOX 17, Havemejer got a job interview from the owner of Wealthy Street Bakery who also owns Hall Street Bakery, and landed a job as a manager. It wasn't long and he was managing both locations.
Talk about an amazing turnaround, 4 years after being on the street with addictions and nowhere to go, Havemeier, as of June 1, is now the owner of Wealthy Street Bakery and Hall Street Bakery. He is married with a son who is under two years old and now living the American dream.
You can learn more about Havemeier's amazing journey by clicking here.