Client Stories

Teresa

You gave them a new home free from violence: Teresa thanks you for helping keep her kids safe

After reporting her violent partner to the police, Teresa and her kids were finally free from the abuse. But she was suddenly a single mom with no income. She couldn’t even afford rent on their tiny apartment with dirt floors, a broken window, and a single clogged toilet.

Teresa worried it was just a matter of time before they ended up on the streets. “I didn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel,” she says “I had no idea when or what my kids’ next meal would be.”

But thanks to you, Teresa and her kids soon got a safe new home with plenty of room to play. The kids can even run barefoot now! What’s more, you provided Teresa with much-needed counseling and support to help her heal from years of abuse and violence.

At first, Teresa thought the housing program was too good to be true. It had to be a scam or some kind of loan she could never afford to pay back. And then she was almost too embarrassed to ask for help.

But the program is real and your support ensured that help was available to secure safe and affordable housing for Teresa and her family.

Thanks to you, Teresa and her kids are safe and happy today. Teresa is less stressed, more focused, and so very grateful to have more time to spend with her children.

“This is the greatest thing that’s happened to me after my husband went to jail. Now my children and I have a nice apartment where we have more space, privacy, and carpet where we can be barefoot,” says Teresa. And that is thanks to you!

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