Kim grew up singing gospel music in church, and always considered her rich voice a gift from God. “Music brings peace, and it’s universal. It’s something everyone can enjoy,” she says. These days, she sings in choir at her Baptist church in San Francisco.
Kim moved in to her CHP residence two years ago after being homeless for three years. Her apartment at Community Housing Partnership has provided her the safe space she needs to rebuild. “I’m starting over there. It’s a roof over my head, and a stepping stone to where I want to go.”
With support from the CHP services team, she’s getting closer to her goal. She’s attending City College classes and wants to start working again. She’s worked at law firms, in construction, government services, and as a teacher, but now she want to start her own business where she can help youth and elders feel safe and bridge the generation gap.
Kim also plans to move to Alabama where her elderly parents and her daughter live. Her family, including her son and daughter, are her inspiration – seeing them smile and knowing they’re healthy means everything to her.
Kim hopes that her performance at A Night with the Stars will touch hearts. “If they’re going through something, I want to uplift them. That’s my purpose.”