Jeff was born at Fort Bragg, his father was in the 82nd Airborne in the Army. He has traveled all over the world; to Germany, Japan, New York and up and down the East Coast. He has four children all by the same mother and has a closer relationship with them. Prior to living in The Lodge, he was homeless, and says that he put himself there. After the Living Hope program, he hopes to have a home, feel stable, and have more independence.