A 51-year-old Los Angeles man who once was homeless and addicted to drugs is now back on his feet and working an executive position.

Orlando Ward, 51, used to live on the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles, however as a former high school basketball star, Ward did not plan on living on the streets. Orlando was recruited by hundreds of colleges and eventually played basketball for Stanford.

Ward now serves as the Director of Community Affairs at Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles, a human services organization that helps nearly 30,000 people per year.


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