Position: Social Worker
Time at FAB: little over a year
This week was good because...
One of the chronically homeless families I work with received the keys to their very own apartment this week.This family, a mother and two children, had been couch-surfing for the past three years, sleeping in two to three different places each week.
A combination of the mother's own hard work and the support services of FamilyAid Boston helped to secure the apartment they now call home.They are currently enrolled in FamilyAid Boston's rapid re-housing program, which features rental assistance and case management for one year.
Despite their hectic situation, mom was able to hold the same job for the past 8 years and keep her children in school. The best part about this story is that this family can dream again. For the past three years, they've just been surviving. Now they can dream.
This week was hard because...
Even though we provide shelter and support services to an average of 250 families each night, we still have a waiting list. The parents we serve have jobs and work hard to keep their children in school. They deserve safe and affordable housing.