From Homeless to Community Advocate, Paul Nickels is Driven to Help People in Need


This previously homeless peer advocate keeps a website of resources for local members of his New Jersey community who are experiencing problems with mental health, addiction, low income and homelessness. By making sure his community members know where to go for resources, Paul Nickels is fighting the stigma and distorted perceptions around mental health, homelessness, and addiction. Click the “Source” link for the full article on his project from or visit to see it in action.