During one of those visits our social worker happened to find this woman's pastor of the church she regularly attended. Our social worker shared with the pastor some of the challenges we were having with the family in finding a suitable home for the child, as the mom was constantly moving from one place to the next and never settled
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The pastor heard our social worker and,
on his own, approached the mother and
sat with her. The mom was able to share that she needed help to remain stable.
She had a piece of family property with the title deed, but no structure
was there. She needed help to build one. (We were unaware of this).
The pastor shared with the congregation, they did a fundraiser, and within
a week built her a small home on her own property! It was incredible.
Now the family has a place to call their own that doesn't charge rent and is suitable for them. The boy gets to go home for a weekend visit this coming weekend to see his new home and stay there with his family