Celebrating the Holidays in a New Home!
One of our greatest joys is helping our residents move into a new home. This week we celebrated (and packed!) with Sarah and her children as they moved into their own apartment.
A few years ago, Sarah left an abusive relationship and moved to be live with a family member. Soon that family member had a change in circumstances and could no longer let Sarah and her children stay at their home. Even with her job, Sarah could not afford an apartment, and she and her two small children had nowhere else to go. She had never been homeless and was worried for her family, so Sarah called 211 for help and was placed with us at The Open Door Shelter.
The Open Door Shelter was here for Sarah, and she made the most of her time here. Sarah built a plan for the future with her transition coach and stuck to it. She continued working and started classes to advance in her career. Her children are regulars at our Family Resource Center's after school program and are excelling in school.
Sarah and her transition coach found an apartment that she could afford, and now she and her children will be celebrating the new year in their own home! She'll continue to work with her transition coach to stay on the right track, and her children will still come to the after school program for homework help and fun activities.