For five years, U.S. Navy veteran David McKnight was living out of his car and motels in Livermore with his wife and two sons. In December 2022, David’s wife, Timina, was introduced to Swords to Plowshares through our partnership with CityServe. Swords was able to get David and his family emergency housing to keep them safely housed while they began their search for a permanent home. Swords staff helped them find an apartment in Fremont and assisted with their move-in. David and Timina both work night shifts to support their family, and he says having reliable housing has been a blessing for each of them. “We hustle hard for our kids. Now they are relaxed and can focus on school.” Swords also helped furnish their apartment, and David looks forward to maintaining his new home and raising his family there.