The A Family

This family once had a home but fell into financial difficulty during the months of their youngest child’s battle with cancer.  The medical bills were overwhelming as was the despair they felt at the death of their fifth child.  Mr. A lost his job as a truck driver, they struggled to pay their rent, and the family was evicted from their home.  Their only option was to move to a local motel.  This family of six, including four teenagers, lived in one room of a local motel for over two years!  Every dollar Mr. A earned was spent on the motel room and food.  When they struggled to pay for shelter and the bare necessities of life, they contacted their local Society of St. Vincent de Paul for assistance.  Fortunately The Journey to Housing Program has just been established and they were referred to us.

Today the A family is living in a spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home.  The landlord agreed to overlook their poor credit score and their history of eviction because they were enlisted in The Journey to Housing Program.  After one year of intense, weekly case-management with certified social workers (an integral part of our program) the family became self-sufficient and exited the Program.  Today both parents are employed, and they are planning to purchase the mobile home.   Mr. A has always dreamed of being self-employed.  His enrollment in a college business program will make this dream a reality.