By Gwen Albers
For the Optic
Joseph Untalan recently found himself without a job. Without a home. And with a severely frost-bitten foot after sleeping on the street on a 10-degree December night.
Things changed for Untalan after moving into the Casa de Samaritan (also known as Samaritan House) homeless shelter in Las Vegas, where he is also paid minimum wage to work as a caregiver 28 hours a week.
“Without the shelter, I may have died from hypothermia,” the 31-year-old Las Vegas man said last week.