(Note: This interview was done last year at the Eddy House's Yosemite Place, which has since closed, but will reopen with a new model soon. The Yosemite Place, run by Lynette and Brian Eddy, offered a safe place in Reno for young men transitioning out of the foster care system. Nathan was one of the young men living there.)
Reno-raised, Nathan, at the time of the interview, had recently been evicted from his apartment, and was trying to go back to college, even though he was in debt. He wants to get a degree in business management, and also hopes to study psychology and social work.
Nathan was in and out of the foster care system since he was 10, and when he aged out, he says he “let things get out of hand.” “I’m digging myself out of a hole that I’m in right now. I’ve got to move forward and do positive things," he added.