Moving back to Tennessee from Florida, Keenan was without employment and without a home. Caring for his daughter, he was in search of shelter. When he drove to 11th Street early one morning, he saw a sign that changed the trajectory of his family’s life: a family shelter.
Last year, Keenan and his daughter moved into the Maclellan Shelter for Families. “I felt at peace there,” Keenan stated. “The time in shelter allowed me to think and plan. My daughter and
I went to nearby Olivet Baptist Church and took walks in the neighborhood. We developed good habits there. Once I found a job, I was able to save money.”
Today, Keenan works at Orange Grove Center in human resources. He and his family have achieved independence and enjoy supporting and volunteering at CHATT Foundation.