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Cristina is a single mother of two. She was forced to leave her apartment when she could no longer afford the rising rent. The family had to move to a motel. Cristina recalls the difficult 6 months that she lived in a single motel room with her children: “There was no kitchen and I had […]
Marie, a single mother of two, was working two jobs to provide a safe and stable home for her children. With the hope of advancing in her career, she decided to return to school part time. However, as she made steps to improve her family’s future, her safety-net began to crumble. The school she was […]
Now that I finally have some time to reflect, I can see that it’s pretty amazing what I have accomplished. Through this whole year of being homeless, moving from place to place, and staying in shelter, I achieved my goals. I finished my degree, got a good job, and found a home for me and […]
I know something about what it means to help — I’ve been helping other people for most of my life. My mother was a strong woman, working full-time while raising four kids. She also suffered from a long, debilitating illness. Part of the reason I left school and opted to get my GED at 15 […]