Greensboro, NC -- Being homeless while trying to finish high school can be challenging.
However, a Greensboro shelter called Joseph's House Incorporated is helping teens accomplish their dreams.
Nineteen year-old Lawaun McDonald found himself homeless after he was was released from jail on January 17th.
McDonald moved into Joseph's House, a homeless shelter that houses up to nine young men who hope to change their lives.
Since opening in 2006, the shelter has housed more than 300 men across Greensboro and Guilford County.
"It's a blessing to be here and have somewhere to lay my head. I don't have anywhere else to go," said McDonald.
Lawaun McDonald hopes to earn his GED by the fall.
According to staff, there are two beds available at Joseph's House and a wait list with 21 names on it.
The program allows the young men to stay for as long as two years.