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Step Up | Willie’s Story
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Willie’s Story
Willie’s Story

Steven Johnson, known as Willie, is a familiar face at many Step Up locations where he is a part-time janitor and a valued member of Step Up’s Vocational PeerTraining Program.

 Willie grew up in Pomona. After high school, he joined the army where he served as a radar crewman. After completing his service, he found that he struggled with addictive behavior and he ended up homeless.

 Things began to turn around for Willie when he lived in the Domiciliary, the VA’s treatment and rehabilitation program.   

 Then he found Step Up and has lived in Building 209 since June 9, 2017. He takes pride in his work as a janitor and says “Because of Step Up, life is not over for me.”.

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