Homeless man assaulted in Detroit gets new opportunities with local nonprofit

Posted at 5:46 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 18:17:53-04

(WXYZ) — Minutes after our 7 Action News story aired of John Boble’s brutal assault at the hands of a security guard, a viewer and community leader reached out offering help.

The problem, however, was that Boble wasn’t easy to find. Hassan Fayad, CEO of 411 Therapy, sent help looking for Boble Monday night and was told he missed him by 30 minutes. Fortunately, Tuesday morning was a different story.

Fayad was able to not only locate Boble but bring him back to 411 Therapy.

The CEO offered Boble new clothes, a haircut, plus future haircuts for the next year. Boble also received a cell phone, a shower and a new job with transportation to and from until he learns to drive, then a new car.

And that’s not all.

“On top of that, today he’ll be getting a $1,000 donation because John has three kids and a wife that actually he can't even support,” Fayad said.

Fayad is also offering to be a mentor for Boble, and pay for substance abuse assistance. 411 Therapy’s corporate lawyer is also getting involved to help bring a case against the woman who abused Boble.

Fayad says he’s offering the help because he knows what it’s like to not have money or people who believe in you.

“At one point I didn't have it all," Fayad said. "I was just like John."

Boble says he will be loyal to his new mentor.

“He’s the best person ever," Boble said. "(He) looked out for me, blessed me."