Julie and her two children entered the Network last spring. It was an adjustment at first, but Julie’s positive outlook and perseverance paid off. Julie worked with Family Promise to obtain a voucher that includes support services for her teenage son, who has special needs and significant health issues, and she and her family quickly transitioned to a New Leaf apartment. Our volunteers did an incredible job furnishing her new three-bedroom home and made sure she and her family have everything they need. Once they were all settled in and services for her son were in place, Julie reconnected with our career mentor and is now preparing for employment. She also regularly attends our financial and empowerment workshops. Congrats, Julie!
*Although some of you may recognize this family from the details of the story, with the children returning to school, they have asked that we use a pseudonym to keep their identities confidential.